Pizza Box Story Theatre

May 3, 2012 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Activities

A pizza box makes a natural little puppet stage. Just set the bottom of the box on your lap, open up the top letting it rest against your tummy, add in some scenery and stick puppets and voila! You are ready to tell a story. If you are a classroom teacher, you can use this as a teaching tool by telling a story from memory, or have someone else read the story, while you manipulate the puppets. Once the children have watched you do this several times, you can leave the box around the classroom and let the children take a turn playing with the box theatre. 

 Parents at home can invite their child to decorate the box like a little theatre, and then your child can create scenery and puppets for any story.  You can have your own “Dinner Theatre” at the table following a meal, or a bedtime puppet show at night.

You can get an unused box from a pizza shop, which avoids pesky grease stains, and if you tell the manager that you are a teacher and it’s for your classroom, they might give it to you out of the goodness of their hearts.  These boxes can also often be purchased at packaging or restaurant supply shops.  And you have a lovely little puppet theatre that is easy to store with all the puppets snugly tucked away inside!

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  • Wonderful idea! My daughter with a 3 year old and 5 year old twins will love this idea.

  • I love this idea! I am a children’s librarian who is ALWAYS looking for great crafting ideas. I plan on using this one soon!

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