Create some sock puppets and see what they have to say!
With your child, gather 4-5 different colored socks and 10 note cards or small pieces of paper. Then help your girl write one feeling word per card – invite your girl’s suggestions of feelings she has, such as excited, happy, silly, mad, sad, scared, left out, or whatever she suggests. Turn the cards written-side-down in a stack and mix them up. Invite her to put a sock on each hand and have 1 sock at a time pick a feeling word. Then that sock needs to say or sing a sentence or chant about that feeling as you have that puppet act out that feeling. Continue with the other socks and act out the feelings. Be flexible with where the play goes –if she wants to change a feeling or stay with one, support her expression and follow her lead.
After your girl is finished expressing feelings for the puppets, take a minute and show her how to be a ventriloquist for one of the talking socks and invite her to try it. Enjoy rockin’ with the creative play!