Teaching Resource

Punctuation Puppets

Free on Plus | 3 pages (PDF)|Grades: F - 3

A range of different punctuation characters that can be cut out and used as puppets.

This teaching resource is a cut-out activity for students to create stick puppets or finger puppets to help them interact with punctuation cues. Use the colour version, or get students to colour in the black-and-white version to bring these punctuation characters to life. These can be adhered to pop sticks or craft sticks, or use the available strip to turn them into finger puppets.

Punctuation symbols include:

  • full stop
  • exclamation mark
  • question mark
  • comma
  • colon
  • semicolon
  • quotation marks
  • apostrophe
  • hyphen
  • en dash.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1432

    Understand that punctuation is a feature of written text different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end of sentencesElaborationspointing to the letters an...

  • ACELA1449

    Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commandsElaborationsusing intonation and pauses in response to pu...

  • ACELA1465

    Recognise that capital letters signal proper nouns and commas are used to separate items in listsElaborationstalking about how a comma can be used to separate two or more elements in a list, for example ‘At the museum they saw a tiger, a dinosau...

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