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Spring at the Smithsonian (An Incipient Case of Puppetmania)

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Performing Arts +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This 1979 issue of Art to Zoo demonstrates that the ancient art of puppetry can be an effective means of integrating creative activities—writing, acting, crafts—with the traditional core of studies. Click the PDF icon to download.

Oscar the Grouch Puppet

National Museum of American History

Kermit the Frog

National Museum of American History

33c Sesame Street single

National Postal Museum

Puppet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Puppet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Puppet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Puppet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Koschei Puppet

National Museum of American History

Puppet

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Puppet: Snake

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Puppet: Woman

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Charlie McCarthy Puppet

National Museum of American History

Puppet: Man Riding a Camel

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.