Popsicle Stick Puppet: David Goes to School

David goes to school


To make a popsicle stick puppet, you will need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Construction paper or colored cardstock
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape


  1. Choose a scene or moment from “David Goes to School” that you would like to recreate with a popsicle stick puppet scene. For example, you can depict David sitting at his desk, raising his hand, or in the lunch room.
  2. Cut out the main elements of your chosen scene from construction paper or colored cardstock. For instance, if you’re recreating David sitting at his desk, cut out a rectangle for the desk, a circle for his head, and smaller shapes for his body, arms, and legs.
  3. Use markers or crayons to add details and colors to the cut-out pieces. You can draw David’s facial features, clothes, and other decorations that match the book’s illustrations.
  4. Take a popsicle stick and glue or tape the cut-out pieces to it to create your puppet. Attach it to the back of the paper elements, positioning it to make the puppet easy to hold and control.
  5. Allow the glue to dry completely before using your David Goes to School puppet.
  6. Once the puppet is ready, use it to retell scenes from the book or create new stories featuring David’s adventures at school. Let your imagination run wild and have fun bringing the character to life!
David goes to school
David goes to school and desk
David goes to school in his desk

Popsicle Stick Puppet Conclusion

This craft allows children to engage with the story of “David Goes to School” in a hands-on and creative way. It encourages storytelling, and imaginative play, and can be a great tool for role-playing and discussing behavior and school-related topics. This is a fun and quick activity to do after you have read the book with your children. Designing a craft together is a fun way to engage the kids. Happy Crafting!