Safari Buddies Hand Puppets
Item # 9118
Kids two and older (and adults, too!) will go "wild" for this soft and cuddly deluxe wild safari animal hand-puppet set! The friendly elephant, tiger, parrot, giraffe, monkey, and zebra make it easy for children and caregivers to role-play together. An insert in the package is designed to work as a puppet theater. The simple glove puppets help kids and adults act out scenes, practice new vocabulary, and spend quality time playing together. Great for motor skills and self-confidence, too! Made with brightly patterned, washable fabrics and built to last, these soft and sweet glove puppets fit kids and most adults and are sure to be go-to toys for years to come.
- Set of 6 soft and cuddly hand puppets in a safari animal theme
- Includes elephant, tiger, parrot, giraffe, monkey, and zebra
- Great for story-telling, motor-skills development, practicing vocabulary, expressing emotions, and confidence-building
- Brightly patterned, washable fabrics; sized to fit children and adults
- Product: 12" x 2.75" x 16" Packaged 1.15 lbs
- Package: 16" H x 12" W x 2.5" L
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ANIMAL ID: Identify the animals and the sounds they make. (For the giraffe, perhaps make the sound it makes nibbling on leaves.) Identify the colors on each puppet and talk about characteristics they share and what makes each unique.
CHALLENGING SCENES: Use the pupepts to act out challenging social scenes and encourage kids to help resolve them. For instance, perhaps the zebra wants to play with the giraffe but doesn't know how to ask. Or, maybe the monkey and the parrot both reach for the last banana at the same time.
Q&A: Use the puppets to ask kids questions, and have them ask questions of the puppets, too. For instance, the puppet might ask what it's like to be a kid, or ask about favorite snacks, games, or friends.
SHOWTIME!: Make up a story and act it out as a puppet show. Use the package insert as a stage and make a poster with the name of the play--perhaps "A Day at the Zoo," "First Day of Jungle School," or "Tiger Makes a New Friend."