Why do it?
Peg puppets provide an opportunity for:
- being creative
- using language
- pretend play
- using imagination
- working and playing with others.
How to do it
You need: wooden clothes pegs, felt tip pens, PVA glue, and scraps of fabric and wool. If no wooden pegs are available try ice block sticks or bits of driftwood.
Draw a face on each peg — talk about who each puppet can be. Use fabric and wool to add hair and clothes, using glue.
Use the puppets to act out family activities (such as shopping, visiting, and going to the park) and/or stories you have shared.
Using more te reo Māori
|Kiripuaki||Character (in a story)|
|Ko wai tēnei?||Who's this?|
|Ko Mere tēnei||This is Mere|
|Ko wai te ingoa o tō keretao?||What's your puppet's name?|
|Kei hea tāna kainga?||Were does he live?|
|Kei te haere ia ki whea?||Where is he going?|
|Kei te haere ia ki te papa rererangi||He's going to the airport|