In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring geese that we found around the web. We also had a free download of a goose paper bag puppet pattern.
We are continuing the goose theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a goose puppet. We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.
WHY USE A PUPPET WHILE READING?
- Kids love puppets.
- Puppets boost creativity and stimulate kids’ imaginations
- Sometimes kids feel more comfortable reading to a puppet rather than to an adult
- A puppet can be used as an impartial character allowing kids to express their true emotions.
- A puppet made from our patterns is perfect for story time because it is soft and pliable. It can be stuffed into a small place ready to pop out to engage the kids. And it is easy to wash!
Books Featuring the Goose
With a fun twist on duck, duck, goose author Tammi Sauer and illustrator Zoe Waring bring us Truck, Truck Goose. The book has very little text which will be easy for even little ones to begin to read on their own. For ages 3-4, preschool and up. The story is about Goose crossing the road to go on a picnic and blocking traffic. The book is simple enough for 2 year olds.
Goose is the first book in the “Goose” series by Laura Wall. All of the books are sweet stories about an unusual heartwarming friendship between Sophie and Goose. Goose tells the story about they met. The illustrations are bold, bright and simple. For ages 4-8, preschool to 3rd grade.
Duck and Goose series by Tad Hills. Like the Goose series, there are quite a few books in the Duck and Goose series. I really like Duck and Goose Colors because it is colorful, simple and comes in a board book sturdy for little ones to read on their own. Preschool and up.
Henrietta enjoys her quiet and calm life. Until one day she has a goose egg on her head – a real goose egg. The Goose Egg by Liz Wong is about the trials and tribulations of raising the noisy, disruptive, exhausting goose. (Just like kids.) She is so proud when the goose flies to join the flock. And sad….and lonely. But there is a wonderful surprise for Henrietta at the end of the book. The illustrations are just adorable! Ages 3-7, preschool to 2nd grade.
Free Download of a goose felt Hand Puppet pattern
Don’t have the time to sew a puppet? Need a puppet fast? We have a free download for a goose hand puppet pattern using felt squares available from craft stores. The puppet can be made without sewing – all you need is a hot glue gun.
Need a puppet with a moving mouth and make expressions? We’ve got the pattern!
Need a puppet that can talk and make facial expressions? You can sew one with our Goose Puppet Sewing Pattern. The pattern is available as a digital download so you can start sewing immediately. We recommend using fleece and felt fabrics because they are inexpensive, readily available from craft stores, washable and easy to sew. Customers tell us how easy our step by step patterns (with lots of pictures) are to follow especially after watching the video tutorials. In fact you can watch our free video tutorial on how to sew the goose puppet right now!
what our customers are saying:
“Very detailed step-by-step instructions with color photos. Can’t wait to get all the supplies and make this puppet.”
“The puppets turn out really well and are a joy to use!”