We love all things pretend play. LEGO is perfect for building scenery, props, or characters for our stories. Make a LEGO finger puppet theater and put a show!
LEGO Finger Puppet Theater
Aiden’s friend gave him some handmade finger puppets for his birthday. They were the perfect little present. Aiden just loves them. I suggested we make a puppet theater for the animals. He liked that idea.
Aiden wanted his puppet theater to be made out of red LEGOs. He looked through his LEGOs and found as many red bricks as he could. I suggested black as a secondary color since I doubted we had enough red bricks in this one container. (The rest of his LEGOs were in his closet which shares a wall with Lily’s room. We didn’t want to wake her.)
We built a wall of red bricks and capped it with a row of flat black bricks.
The sides of the theater window are black.
We had to find a solution for the top as we didn’t have any available LEGOs that would span the width of the theater. Aiden found a few grey pieces and built the top.
We add red pieces and one black thing to finish it off.
The finger puppets could now put on a show. We found it easier to use them if we put them on craft sticks.
The elephant, monkey, and sheep are chatting.
The llama has a magic wand.
Aiden also had to have an anemone fish join the show. We taped it to a craft stick. Easy puppets!
More Pretend Play Ideas
- Make goat puppets and try our Counting Goats Math Game after reading the book by Mem Fox.
- Alphabets puppets are perfect for an easy matching game.
- Role play with puppets to teach respect.
- See all of our pretend play ideas here.
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