Give each child a paper bag and a card face cut-out similar to
the one in the picture. This is then glued onto the flap
with the mouth level to the bottom flap fold as shown.
Mouths, noses and eyes can be previously cut from coloured
card and the shapes given to the children to glue onto the
face to complete their puppet. They can then decorate
it with crayons.
Otherwise, you can let the children just glue a face onto their
paper bag from those that you have collected from old magazines.
In this case the "face" will talk rather than than the "mouth"
as in the example picture.
If you place your hand in a paper bag with the fingers inside the
bottom flap, this then becomes the "mouth" and "face" of the
puppet. You can make this "speak" by moving your fingers.
Children love to pretend and they will enjoy acting out your story.
They can move the puppet and make it "speak" as you tell
the story or lesson. Or they can use their puppets to tell
and/or act out the story themselves, and "speak" when their
character needs to.