Acting Out Respect and Compromise

Puppets showcase the importance of being a good friend. Following a discussion about positive character traits, scholars create a paper-bag puppet and role-play scenarios with a peer. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Keep at least two puppets handy for when a situation arises between peers, use them to engage in a thoughtful discussion and problem solving
  • Create a friendship themed bulletin board on which the puppets can be displayed 
  • Revisit the lesson after long breaks from school to remind pupils how important it is to be a good friend
Classroom Considerations
  • This lesson is the first of three that examine the character trait, respect
  • Requires craft supplies for puppet making 
  • Although designed to be conducted by a counselor, the lesson can be led by a classroom teacher 
Pros
  • Encourages social and emotional development, particularly social awareness 
  • Puppets enhance engagement
  • The plan is easy to follow
Cons
  • None
Common Core