I highly recommend this project for many grade levels. The level of engagement was extraordinary from every student. We started with a simple template to create a character puppet (see image above). Simply draw your character, fold in half and tape. We cut a rectangular shape from manila folders and used these for the setting of the story as well as the theater. I had fabric on a table in case anyone wanted to add curtains. Surprisingly, this project only took 2 class periods. Another great thing was that the kids continued creating stories in their classrooms with their teacher.