Puppets in the ESL classroom? We have ideas!




When it comes to teaching English as a second language, there are a variety of approaches that can be taken in the classroom. One such approach is to use puppets and props as a way to engage students and help them to learn.

Here are a few ideas on how to use puppets and props in the ESL classroom: 

-Use puppets to act out dialogues or scenes. This can be a great way to help students learn new vocabulary and grammar in a fun and interactive way. 
-Use props to create a mini-play or skit. This is another great way to help students learn new vocabulary and grammar while also getting them to practice their speaking skills
-Use puppets to act out scenes from a story or play. This can be a great way to help students visualize the action and understand the characters. 
-Use props to create a “storyboard” to accompany a lesson. This can help students to follow along and better understand the sequence of events. 


More ideas
  • Use them to introduce or review vocabulary
  • Have them act out scenes from a story
  • Put on a puppet show for the class
  • Have a puppet interview students about their day
  • Use puppets to retell a famous fairy tale or story
  • To help students learn new words
  • To act out stories
  • To help students practice speaking in a foreign language
  • To create plays or skits
  • To help teach life skills, such as how to tie shoes or brush teeth



There are many ways to use puppets and props in the classroom to engage students and help them learn. With a little creativity, you can find ways to use puppets and props that will fit any lesson plan. If you're looking for ideas, there are plenty of resources available online. Just remember to be creative and have fun with it!

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