Alligator Sock Puppet
Old sock (gray, green,
Make a ball with the stuffing and insert it in the heel of the sock. This will be the head of the alligator. Put your hand in the sock and extend your fingers from your thumb. Wrap the rubber band around the joint between the thumb and fingers to create a mouth. Glue the black pompoms in the center of the white pompoms to make eyes. Glue these to either side of the head as shown.
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Open the alligator's mouth and have him pretend to say the chant below. Children repeat each line:
Use the alligator puppet to focus children's attention with this rhyme:
A hungry old alligator's
sneaking up on you.
Hint! This same puppet can be a snake, dinosaur, or other imaginative character.