Create these animal finger puppets using our finger puppet patterns! These are a fun and creative way to play with your kids and build their motor skills!
Finger puppets might seem like simple fun, but research has shown that finger puppet play helps teach motor control, self-control, memory, social skills and vocabulary and language skills in young children. Using finger puppets to play with your child allows you to interact in a way that can encourage their little minds and nerves to be stimulated while building their hand-eye coordination and fine tuning their motor skills.
FINGER PUPPET PLAY
Here are some of the key benefits of finger puppet play and a few ways parents make playing with finger puppets fun for them and their child.
- Fine tuning fine motor skills. Making finger puppets with your child is a great way to allow them to practice fine motor skills with the art of crafting. They come in contact with a variety of textures and feels while using their fine motor skills to glue, cut and glitter!
- Building empathy through imagination. Develop story lines which will engage your child and teach them life lessons through role playing and story telling.
- Bonding with your baby and siblings. Finger puppets are great for children of all ages. Include the whole family in the play and allow them to make up stories and actions of their own and to interact and problem solve with others.
ANIMAL FINGER PUPPETS
I created this set of animal finger puppets when my oldest was just a couple of years old. They have been played with and loved by all 5 of my children. I have even made a couple of different sets to gift to some of my friends children! So I thought I would make the finger puppets available to you and created some patterns for you to make your own…just like these pictured.
The animal finger puppets come in two different sets of patterns as listed below.
FARM ANIMAL FINGER PUPPETS
ZOO ANIMAL FINGER PUPPETS
BUY FINGER PUPPET PATTERNS
Are you interested in making some of your own? Or do you want to re-create the exact Animal finger puppets I made?
I have created these animal finger puppet patterns to share with you for those of you who are interested. They are so easy to make and can provide hours of entertainment! They are fun to put together by yourself or as a family activity!
If you would like to see some of the other patterns I have shared in the past you can check them out here:
- Star Wars finger puppets
- Frozen finger puppets
- Animal Finger puppets
- Christmas finger puppets
- Nativity finger puppets
- Thanksgiving finger puppets
Thanks for stopping by! xoxo
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These are adorable!
wonderful! I ordered mine right away and can't wait to make them for my son and niece. Thanks so much.
Oh yipee!! I was so excited when you mentioned you were going to sell the patterns!! I can't wait to make some!
I ordered the instructions too. Thank you so much! they are adorable. I can't wait to make them.
I made these for my twins' first birthday. Thanks for your patterns. I linked to you. http://jimandshelley.blogspot.com/2010/10/family-traditions-2-birthdays.html
First of all, I love your sight, so many cute Ideas! and secondly, I am trying to purchase the felt finger puppet pattern but for some reason it won’t let me click ‘Buy now’. ? I don’t know why?! It will let me click ‘Buy now’ on the other options, but not the finger puppets…. Do you know what might be wrong! Thanks for you help!!
Are these patterns still available? I wanted to confirm with you before making the purchase on Paypal so that I know for sure I will receive the pdfs via email once I make the payment.
Just wondering if these are still available to purchase.
Doing a project with a bunch of younger girls, and I’m “craft handicap”… is there any sewing involved?
They are! Here is the link! No sewing involved! Just the way I like it! :) http://www.theidearoom.net/2011/05/the-idea-room-store.html
Thank you, ordering today. They are so cute!