Reader's Theater!

Hi guys! 
I'm super excited about my Made It this week!! I've been brainstorming ways to get change up my stations routine this year- and I'm really looking forward to introducing Reader's Theater! I know that my Kinders will be SO excited about this! I love incorporating Reader's Theater into my class....but it's going to be a challenge to let go of the reigns and let my kids have at it. lol! Maybe in December?! ;)

So- I created a puppet theater (the one pictured will stay at home for Ella) for my kids to use after MUCH practice. The best thing about this puppet theater? When it's not in use I can easily fold it up and put it in the closet! It's not big and bulky and in the way all the time! Here's the tutorial!
 {all material were from Hobby Lobby. Make sure to get the black project board (or another color that matches your fabrics) There are enough materials pictured to make 2 Puppet Theaters}

Need a resource for Reader's Theater?! Click on over to A Teeny Tiny Teacher's
store and snag up the packet that Ella is reading from {in the video below!}! It is FABULOUS for beginning readers and she has a more advanced pack for those higher kids!
Hop on over to Tara's blog to check out all the other projects this week!


  1. So adorable! I love using Reader's Theater in my classroom and this would make it a lot more fun!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. That puppet theatre is ADORABLE - I love it! You are so creative!

  3. I'm loving your Reader's Theater. I use puppets in my library so I don't think this one would hold up, but I love it so much I'm going to have to try a wooden version. A puppet stage has been on my list for almost a year. I'll just have to talk Mr. Brown into building me one. I pinned yours so I wouldn't forget what it looked like. TO STINKIN CUTE!

  4. This is brilliant and OH-SO-ADORABLE!!! Heading to Hobby Lobby and adding this to my ever growing 'to-do' list!!
    Ella does a fabulous job showing us how it all works, too! Too cute!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  5. What a GREAT idea! My son wanted a puppet theatre a few years ago, this is more in my budget :) Thanks for sharing!

    I {Heart} Recess

  6. What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. TOO super cute!! I teach big kiddos, but I might have this as a project they can share with the littles at our school.

  8. This is beyond adorable and it will be a big hit! I love it! It makes me want to make one!

    Primarily Speaking

  9. This is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing :)


  10. A.MA.ZING! Love this!


  11. WOW I love your DIY puppet theatre!! So creative!


  12. Took a workshop on puppetry last year. My room is so tiny... This totally solves my problem. Will make it and link back to your blog when I am done. Can't wait! Yeah.

  13. This is brilliant for Reader's Theatre!!!!!!!!! Absolutely brilliant and ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! You blow my mind!!!! Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  14. Your theater is adorable! The kids are going to LOVE it.

    room 4 imagination

  15. In love!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!
    Thank you for the shout out!!!!


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