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Table Top Puppetry ♥♥ Titeres de Mesa

A Needle Felted Princess Puppet
Un Titere de Mesa Princesa Hecho de Lana

One of the ways we often 'review' our stories for our lessons, is through tabletop puppetry.  We set up a scene from our story, using simple props: pinecones for trees (the flat bottomed sort), little peg people or felt dolls, or other 'people', animal figures, silk scarves (blue ones make great great rivers), felted wool playmats (a farm scene) and little wooden houses that the children have painted (often these are bird houses from the craft store.)  

Una de las maneras en que 'repasamos' nuestros lecciones, es por medio de titeres de mesa.  Formamos una escena, usando accesorios simples, como pinos, personas de madera o lana u otras personajes, figuras de animales (plasticas o de madera, telas de seda (azul forma un rio o lago perfecto), casitas de madera, que los niños han pintado.

We embellish this with little stones (flat ones that we have found at the seaside make nice stepping stones), and other little odds and ends.  

A eso añadimos piedras pequeñas (las que encontramos al lado del mar, y que son planos forman un paso bonito por el bosque), entre otras cositas chiquitas.

In this way, we can recreate a scene from a story and act it out.  The children LOVE to do this, and enjoy adding figures and details to the scene.  It really draws them in, even when they would rather not do schoolwork.  

De esa manera, podemos recrear cualquier escena de libro o cuento infantil, y realmente trabajar con ello.  Los niños lo encantan, y disfrutan poner sus propios detalles.  Se puede incluir hasta los más peques.


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