Let your middle-graders take center stage and put on their very own paper doll puppet show. Using our free paper doll template, inspired by the cute and lovable Breaking Cat News characters, you can encourage creative expression while also building students’ love of reading. Elvis, Lupin, and Puck, three adorable house cats, take on the most relevant and hilarious news in this delightful comic series. Even if every student doesn’t have cats, they’ll all get a kick out of news stories like The Vacuum Cleaner Is Back!, The Woman Is Cooking Bacon!, and The Ceiling Cats Are Everywhere Tonight!
Once the books have sunk their claws into students, you can introduce this free paper doll template to help them put on a puppet show. The instructions are easy to follow and understand, so budding puppeteers can have their cast created in no time. Encourage middle-graders not only to create the paper dolls, but also to write their own scripts for the show. They’ll have fun writing them, and you’ll have fun seeing what they come up with. They can even use the Breaking Cat News books as inspiration! After the dolls are done and the stage is set, sit back and enjoy the show.