Puppets...they never get old. I've seen a resurgence in puppet play in the last few weeks in the classroom. There may be a correlation between "doing stories" and the idea of acting things out. It's such a great way to encourage communication literacy. The kids have no problem acting things out with one another. Walls are let down and confidence is boosted. Kids do and say things with a puppet on their hand or fingers that they wouldn't normally do on their own. They're playing...and learning too. I love that!
We had "inside-recess" today, and of all the choices they had in the room - a bunch of them flocked to the puppet stand.