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

LIVE on Friday, February 19th 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. This lesson guides students in creating shadow puppet characters and props out of simple materials.

Printable Lesson Guides

Lesson 2 (English)


paper, cardboard (like a cereal box), pencil, binding material (tape, glue, or stapler); Optional: coloring supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons)


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