I created this Sheila Rae the Brave puppet for our Kevin Henke's author study. My students really seem to enjoy creating this puppet. Plus, it is super cute too!
I usually read the story, Sheila Rae the Brave, and discuss how to identify character traits for Sheila Rae based on the way she acts and talks in the story. You could also use this craft to introduce personal connections by encouraging students to think of a time when they had to be brave in their own lives.
Directions: After reading Sheila Rae the Brave, students can create their very own Sheila Rae puppet. Have students color and cut out the different parts of Sheila Rae. Have them appropriately glue the colored parts to a brown paper bag so that they are able to create a puppet. As an extension, have students identify one character trait to describe Sheila Rae on the back of the puppet. For more advanced students, students can also give support from the story to support their character trait. This product includes a picture of my model for you to show to your students!