Finger Puppets Giveaway - Teaching Children Music

Finger Puppets Giveaway

Finger Puppet Giveaway

As my children have been singing the Finger Plays a lot this, especially in the car, I thought that it would be fun to find some finger puppets to giveaway this week.  As I looked at the different finger puppets on Amazon, these crotchet puppets caught my eye.  They are fair trade, hand-made in Peru.  My friend made us a few crotchet finger puppets a few years ago and my children have really loved them.  They are great quiet-bag activities because they are small and soft.  So much imaginative play can come from these little puppets!  We have washed ours a few times in the washing machine and let them air dry with good results.

The giveaway consists of 25 finger puppets of varying assortment.  Some of the reviewers had variety, some had a few duplicates, and some got a few that were made to look like specific characters such as Hello Kitty or Elmo, although most were generic.  I love that the puppets are fair trade and homemade.  They should be fun!

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"What a child imitates, he begins to understand." -Froebel

The value of imitation.

I have really enjoyed studying Froebel and his educational theories.  While most have never heard of Froebel himself, they have heard of "Kindergarten", which Froebel invented.  The name means "Child Garden".  Froebel envisioned each child as a unique flower in a garden, wishing for every child to be able to bloom and flourish in his or her own time, given the right environment to thrive.  His "Mother Play" songs included imitation, hand signs and imaginative play for children to do while they imitated activities that would have been familiar to them.  Feeding chickens, rocking a baby, the wind, and so on. 

It was in that spirit that Emilie Poulsson created the Finger Plays we have covered the last few weeks, which you can watch on our YouTube channel and download online here.  We also have color-coded sheet music and a few activities in our members area.

Puppets and dress up clothes are a great tools to enhance and encourage imitative play, as are most toys.  There are actually many different finger puppet sets on amazon, many less $10.  I hope this giveaway has given you a few ideas on how to enhance imitative play for the children in your care.  Thanks for reading and good luck!

Learn more about the Finger Puppet set the winner will receive on Amazon

Discussion 33 comments

Mary Beth Elderton - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would love finger puppets to help tell stories.

Shakeia Rieux - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use the puppets when helping with homework. My favorite nursery rhyme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Nancy - September 17, 2016 Reply

The finger puppets would be nice to use with songs or stories. My favorite nursery rhyme is There Was An Old Lady.

Nicole Sender - September 17, 2016 Reply

I’d use these with my grandson. They are so cute! My favorite nursery rhyme is ‘Hush Little Baby’!

Anel - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would put On a puppet show for my LO!

Fiona N - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use the puppets to sing songs , and read stories for my autistic son. My favorite nursery rhyme is Row Row Row Your Boat
Thank You for the chance

Christina R - September 17, 2016 Reply

I’d use the finger puppets to keep baby entertained during long car rides. She loves stuffed teddy bears so I know she’ll love finger puppets. We really like to sing the Italy bits you spider.

Lana Simanovicki - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use these puppets in all subjects it would make learning fun

Heather W - September 17, 2016 Reply

My son loves the puppets at the library – he would love to put on a show for us & our youngest! My favorite nursery rhyme is Jack be Nimble 🙂

Maureen Ruble - September 17, 2016 Reply

My three children would use these for creative play and interactive story-telling.

monique s - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use it to play with the kids and let them create a finger puppet play with characters.

Emi - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would just let my daughters play with them. We have a few finger puppets on hand – nothing fancy. But I have been treated to the 3 little pigs meet a shark.

elizabeth miller - September 17, 2016 Reply

Puppets would be great to incorporate into The Farmer in The Dell and through the Woods.

Lacy - September 17, 2016 Reply

I honk it is wonderful that you are giving a fair trade item away. We love puppets. We use them for history and Spanish. Love your finger plays. Your voice is so amazing!

Deanne - September 17, 2016 Reply

Love these puppets!

Angela Saver - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use the finger puppets to tell stories to the kids! My favorite nursery rhyme is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

Darlene Owen - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use these to put on a puppet show for my 6 grandchildren.

Gabrielly - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use the finger puppets to tell stories to my niece.

Alicia Kruger - September 17, 2016 Reply

I would use the puppets to make up stories with my daughter

Anel - September 18, 2016 Reply

My favorite Nursery rhyme is Twinkle Twinkle little star!

Anelw4 - September 19, 2016 Reply

I would love the puppets to enhance storytime!

Anelw4 - September 20, 2016 Reply

These would be great for singing songs!

Lauryn R - September 20, 2016 Reply

I think these puppets would be fantastic for all kinds of homeschool activities! I would use them to read stories, sing songs, count, learn their abcs, etc! 🙂

Anelw4 - September 21, 2016 Reply

These would be great to use when you are trying to teach kids something!

Anelw4 - September 22, 2016 Reply

Row row row your boat is a favorite nursery of mine!

Anelw4 - September 23, 2016 Reply

These would be great to help with counting!

Anelw4 - September 24, 2016 Reply

I would put on a play for my little one!

Angela Saver - September 24, 2016 Reply

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is my favorite!

Miss Emily - September 25, 2016 Reply

What a fun teaching tool for all ages!

Anelw4 - September 25, 2016 Reply

I like Mary had A little lamb nursery rhyme!

Heather S - September 25, 2016 Reply

I would use them at home but also loan them to my daughters school 🙂 and my favorite nursery rhyme is Jack and Jill

Anel - September 26, 2016 Reply

These would be great for open ended play time!

Dana Matthews - September 26, 2016 Reply

My favorite nursery rhyme is Three Blind Mice (and it gets stuck in my head, haha). Finger puppets are so much fun!

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