- Sock Puppet
Old sock (gray, green,
2 large white pompoms, 2 small
Large handful of fiberfill stuffing
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
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the alligator's mouth and have him pretend to say the chant
below. Children repeat each line:
Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your friend,
The alligator is my friend. (Repeat.)
And he can be your friend, too. (Repeat.)
If only you could understand. (Repeat.)
Don't wear him as your shoe. (Repeat.)
Can be your friend, can be your
friend, can be your friend, too. (Repeat.)
the alligator puppet to focus children's attention with this
hungry old alligator's sneaking up on you.
And he's going to take a bite if you don't know what to do.
So open up your ears, and do what I say.
Are you ready? Get set! Let's play!
Hint! This same puppet can be a snake,
dinosaur, or other imaginative character.