The sock puppet kits are intrinsic to the delivery of the Hamish & Milo Wellbeing Intervention
We use them as an opportunity to introduce an emotional theme, create an atmosphere that is safe and nurturing and allow children to explore sensitive emotional themes in a supported and unintrusive way.
We use them as a ‘distancing technique’, which means children can think and talk through the puppets whilst still experiencing empathy and reflection. They will also have the chance to begin to make sense of their feelings and experiences.
We include sock puppet craft kits within our resource packs so that each child can make and have their own to use in the sessions. They can take the puppets home with them as a ‘special pet’ or ‘friend’ at the end of the group intervention.
The sock-puppet-making activity allows the children to be creative, imaginative and expressive and we encourage the adult to make one too!
What is included in each sock puppet craft kit?
A great Value Craft Kit for making 7 sock puppets
The Hamish & Milo sock puppet craft kits include everything you need – socks, googly eyes, buttons, felt, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, ribbons and fabric glue. We even include a ‘Handmade with Love’ button for each puppet.
We include an instruction and advice card in each session pack to help you with the basics; please allow the children the freedom to create any puppet they like!
We have included sock puppet profile pages in the wellbeing journals so please encourage the children to write a little about their new special friend.
We suggest that the children bring their puppets to each session so they can use them to speak with, or for, them and join in with the group’s activities!