|Hand is simply
that, a big furry hand. It is an easy puppet to make yourself, just
sew a furry four fingered long glove. His goal is to steal the memory
verse written on pieces of paper.
We write our week's memory
verse on five or six pieces of paper, and then tape them to the puppet
stage (if your puppet stage has a ledge, you can use five or six blocks
of wood). One of the teachers comes up front and has the children say the
memory verse with her. Hand comes up, and wants to shake hands with
the teacher. When they are done shaking hands, the teacher wipes
her hand on her shirt, and Hand wipes his hand on the side of the stage.
Hand asks the teacher what she is doing (Hand has to use gestures, but
the teacher is somehow able to know what he is saying). Hand then
takes one of the pieces of paper. The teacher asks Hand to give it
back, so Hand crumples up the paper and throws it back at the teacher.
The teacher then has the children say the memory verse with one of the
words now gone. Hand comes back up and shakes hands with the teacher.
Teacher and Hand both wipes their hands again. Hand excitedly points
to the back of the children's church room. The teacher asks what
is it. Hand continues to point, and as the teacher turns, Hand takes
another word. The teacher again has the kids repeat the memory verse
with another word gone. This goes on until all of the words are gone,
and the kids have hopefully learned the memory verse.
things Hand can do:
1. Hand knocks
on the door of the puppet stage (if your puppet stage has a door that is).
The teacher goes to see who it is, and Hand takes another word.
2. Hand throws a ball or something
out of the puppet stage. When the teacher goes to get it, Hand takes
3. The teacher waits for Hand
to come up to take a word, and then hits him with a rubber mallet (or with
a Styrofoam swim pole.) Hand then comes up and motions for
the teacher to come closer. She comes closer, and Hand motions for
her to come even closer. Hand then hits the teacher with a bigger
Styrofoam pole, and takes another word as the teacher reals from the hit.