Students will use ABCD Sock-Puppets to act out ways to solve conflicts. These puppets can be used all year to practice different ways to solve conflicts. This sock-puppet is of an orca whale (Fin), but feel free to be creative and use different décor to make any creature you’d like.
Large black socks – the bigger, the better (1 per student)
White & black felt/fabric
Black fabric tracers (provided)
White fabric tracers (provided)
Red felt fabric
Googly eyes (2 per student)
Needle & thread or glue gun
Cut enough 4 x 4 inch circles out of the Bristol board for each student
Cut enough sets of black and white fabric for each student
STEP BY STEP:
Step One: Students fold their circle in half.
Step Two: Students apply glue all the way around the edges of the circle and push it into the end of the sock. Trim circle smaller if necessary.
Make sure it’s stuck to the toe-end of the sock. Let dry.
Step Three: Students glue the white fabric onto their sock:
Long narrow piece (A) goes onto the underside/belly of the whale
Round piece (B) goes under the mouth/chin area
Two small ovals (C) go on the side of the face/eye area
Step Four: Students glue the black fabric pieces onto their sock:
Glue each pair of flippers (D) together, making two thick flippers. Leave the wide ends apart. Let dry.
Glue the two pieces of fin (E) together, making one thick fin. Leave the wide ends apart. Let dry.
Once the flippers are dry, separate the wide ends, and glue them to the sides of the sock.
Once the fin is dry, separate the wide ends, and glue it to the top, middle section of the sock.
Glue the tale (F) on the top, back of the sock.
Step Five: Student cut a thin strip of red fabric (tongue) and glue inside the mouth.
Step Six: Teacher sews or glue guns the googly eyes onto the head.
A Fin Sock-Puppet that can be used to practice problem solving. They can be stored in a large basket in Fin’s Peaceful Place so that students can role play or practice using the puppets to solve problems.