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Encourage crafting, creative thinking, and literacy through storytelling with this set of printable Little Red Riding Hood puppets.

Little Red Riding Hood is heading through the forest to visit her grandma and deliver a basket of goodies. She is tricked by a wolf who pretends to be her grandma, and the wolf gobbles her up! Thankfully, for Grandma and Little Red, a woodcutter comes to save the day.

Little Red Riding Hood Printable Characters

This set of popsicle stick puppets includes these characters in a full color version as well as a black and white version:

  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Grandma
  • The Wolf
  • The Wolf (dressed as Grandma)
  • The Woodcutter

How to Assemble the Little Red Riding Hood Puppets

Assemble the puppets by following these simple instructions:         

  1. Print the puppets on cardstock.
  2. If you are using the black and white version, color the puppets.
  3. If desired, laminate the puppets for durability.
  4. Cut out the puppets.
  5. Glue the puppets to popsicle sticks. You can glue them with the character at the bottom of the stick or with the character at the top of the stick.

Little Red Riding Hood Story Retelling Activity

This set of puppets is a fantastic way for kids to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Read a gingerbread man story and then let your student act out the story. We created a simple stage with a box (the flat kind that holds 12 cans), a wooden rod, and some red fabric.

If you laminate the background scene that comes in this printable pack, you can easily tape and remove it from the box. Then you can use and reuse the stage with other fairy tale puppets.

You could also buy a puppet stage, or you could make one from a cereal box.

Students can act out the traditional story, or they can have fun putting their own unique twists into the story; they could even add some original puppet creations. Encourage them to have fun and to be creative.

Little Red Riding Hood Stories for Kids

Read some of these stories to your students before you make the puppets. Hearing and understanding the story of Little Red Riding Hood will help them when they use the puppets to retell the story.

Try one of these versions:

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Little Red Riding Hood Lapbook

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