(tot school tuesday) farm animal finger puppets

We’re still going with the Little Blue Truck Tot School theme this week. I told you we love this book!  We’ll be braving a long flight with Logan in a few months, so I thought I’d make him a quiet book to help keep him occupied on the trip. If you’ve never heard of a quiet book, it’s a book with quiet activities for kids to do. The pieces are typically made out of fabric or felt and the pieces are typically movable. Scroll down for free finger puppet templates!

For the first page in Logan’s quiet book, I decided to make farm animal finger puppets – little blue truck style, of course. If you don’t want to make a whole book, you could just make a single activity page. During Tot School this week, Logan played with his puppet page. We read Little Blue Truck together and Logan naturally matched his finger puppets to the animals on the page. We worked on language skills, sequencing and fine motor skills. This is what I love so much about non-directive play at this age, all of these lessons are learned naturally and organically through play.

To make these finger puppets, download the template and cut out the pieces out of felt (you’ll need to cut out 2 of the large finger puppet pieces per puppet). You can sew the pieces together or use embroidery thread, like I did. I first used fabric glue to attach the ears/cow horns/frog eyes and sandwiched them in between the large finger puppet pieces before using embroidery thread to sew them together. Let me know if you have any questions!

Finger Puppet Template – See Vanessa Craft

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!


  1. says

    Oh my word those farm animals are adorable! Thanks for the invite to link up! I pinned your puppet idea, but will take it down if you’d rather I hadn’t. I’m collecting quiet activities for my 3yr old for church…..

  2. Pam says

    Hi. My nephew loves Little Blue Truck, it’s one of the few things he’s interested in as he has some special needs. Do you have a template or anything for the truck part of this? I thought I’d try to make this for him as part of his birthday present. Thanks!


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