We love a good puppet show at our house, as well as a good sing along! And there is nothing better to inspire puppet shows and singing then some easy to make free printable puppets!
Puppets can help kids act out a situation that is bothering them, or deal with a fear. They are a fabulous starting point for loads of creative, imaginative play and can be used in so many different ways. Puppets can inspire learning, and help us parents be less self concious when it comes to singing with our kids.
I love making puppets to go with songs, or stories, or just for fun.
Free Printable Puppets.
All of the our free printable puppets are A4 sized pdf files, so you will need a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat to open them. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
Five Green Frogs Puppets
There are lots of fun frog songs you can use these frogs for, as well as lots of fun story telling ideas, for imaginative play or with play dough.
Find the frog puppets here.
Five Little Ducks Puppets
Just like the frogs, there are lots of songs and stories to match these cute little duck puppets
You can find the duck puppets here.
Three Jelly Fish Puppets
Do you know this fun jelly fish counting song? My kids think it is hysterical!
You can find the jelly fish puppets here.
Five Golden Autumn Leaves Puppets
This counting song is a favourite, and these autumn leaf puppets fit onto your fingers for nice floaty finger play.
Find the printable autumn leaf puppets here.
When my smallest child began to be scared of monsters that seemed to be hiding everywhere we made these funny monster puppets to help him process his thoughts.
You can find the monster puppets here.
Finger Leg Puppets
These puppets are entirely kid-made, with the help of a free printable template.
You can find the finger leg puppet template here.
Five Cheeky Monkeys Puppets… and Mr Crocodile!
These monkeys could be jumping on the bed, or teasing Mr Crocodile, it’s up to you!
Find the monkey (and Mr Crocodile) puppets here.
Five Currant Buns Puppets
This is an old favourite counting song and these sweet little buns are great for shop play too.
You can find the currant bun puppets here.
Balancing Elephants Puppets
Do you know the fun counting song about elephants balancing on a piece of string?
You can find the elephant puppets here.
All of these printable puppets are free to download, just click on the links above to visit the post and download the pdf. Then all you need to do is download, print, cut and play!
I use a regular family inkjet printer to print the puppets. I print onto matte photo paper, but you could also use light cardstock, or regular printer paper and laminate the puppets after you have cut them out. I tape each puppet to a coloured craft stick for easy use.
Would you like some more printable puppets?
I am always making new sets of printable puppets, and I am always look for new ideas! I’d love to hear your suggestions for what puppets I could make next.
Please leave a comment below and share your ideas!