K-2 Shadow Puppetry with Noah McLain Philpot: Lesson 4

LIVE on Friday, February 26th at 12:30pm

Program Description

Anything can become a puppet with the help of some dramatic lighting and a little creativity! Students will design and create their own shadow puppets using paper or cardboard and other craft supplies around the house. In this lesson, students will create and rehearse a story to tell with their puppets, utilizing the puppets and shadow puppet studio they have set up in previous lessons.

Printable Lesson Guides

Lesson 4 (English)


completed puppets, light (desk lamp or flashlight), projection space (completed shadow puppet studio, blank wall, or lightly colored fabric/bedsheet)


This lesson touches on the following standards:

Arts Standards:

  • VA.2.CR2.K
  • VA.2.CR2.1
  • VA.2.CR2.2

Mathematics Standard(s):

  • K.MD.1
  • 1.MD.1
  • 2.MD.1