Watching a puppet show with your kids is sure to bring peals of laughter. Kids and puppets just seem to go together.
Rod puppets are fun to manipulate because the hands can move independently from the head, giving the puppeteer a wider range of motion than he or she would have with a simple hand puppet.
A puppeteer uses one hand to manipulate the rod or stick attached to the puppet's hands while manipulating the head's rod with the other.
On this page, you will find some ideas about making rod puppets. Your kids may want to join you in the fun. Together you can create characters to act out your favorite story.