This activity is a fun way to develop your child's literacy skills and encourages them to be as imaginative as they like. It will also help improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they draw, cut, paint and stick a range of materials to create the theatre and puppets. You will probably need to help them with the trickier parts of the task, eg the construction of the theatre backdrop, but let them come up with the story ideas to act out.
How to extend the magic
After you've had some fun trying out your puppet theatre, why not click through to the Games section and let your child have some fun creating some online stories. There are 5 different activities to choose from. You could have fun together creating a joint story.