One of my favorite easy and cheap props are stick puppets. You can make them in bulk quickly and the kids love them. This week's butterfly puppet was made using our butterfly die cut, fun foam, tacky glue, and craft sticks.
My first use for these was in my sensory story times. I had read Trish's ALSC blog post on how she uses "Butterflies Flit" by The Wiggles. When I tried it with my groups, it worked great. This past week I also used them with my baby story time kids (12-24 months) and they also had a good time.
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