Tiny Tim The Turtle Paper Plate Puppet
2 paper plates
Draw the face of a turtle on the sock with markers as shown. Color the outside of both plates to resemble the shell of a turtle. Staple the plates together on the top and on the bottom. Insert the sock on your hand and stick it through the opening in the plate. Use it as you say the rhyme below:
I had a little turtle.
Adaptations: Pull the turtle's head inside the shell as you say:
little turtle lived in his shell.
Use the turtle to quiet children and get their attention. Explain that Tiny Tim is very shy, and he'll only come out when they are quiet. When children are quiet, extend the sock and pretend to make the turtle look around.