With a view to make students aware of traditional art forms of India, The Indian Heights School, Sector 23, Dwarka, organised a Puppet Making Competition on October 2013 for class I and II. The main idea behind this activity was to promote imagination, creativity and planning among the students. Students got the material from home and made finger puppets out of gloves, handkerchiefs, socks, etc. They introduced their puppets and spoke about it. They even spoke about the traditional and modern toys and why they liked traditional toys more than the modern toys. The participants spoke about the simplicity of the traditional toys and how puppets can be made out of recyclable material, which they also demonstrated in their puppets. Students enjoyed this activity a lot.
At the end of the activity, the students were able to understand the difference between traditional and modern clay toys. This activity helped them in developing their social and communication skills. The students realized the importance of recyclable toys. This competition not only provided an opportunity to our students to showcase their talents, but also acted as a great podium to discuss nuances of art.