Nursery Rhymes Printable Shadow Puppets


Download and cut your own puppets to let children stage a shadow puppet play, based on the Nursery Rhymes.

This listing is for the digital design to cut your own version. You can read the instructions onĀ how to cut shadow puppets here. If you want to buy the puppets that are already cut and have them mailed to you, pleaseĀ check here!



This set is based on Nursery Rhymes for children. With the seventeen shadow puppets, children can stage these famous rhymes and songs:
– Itsy-Bitsy Spider
– Little Miss Muffet
– Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
– Mary Had a Little Lamb
– Little Bo Peep
– Jack, Be Nimble
– Jack and Jill
– Hickory Dickory Dock
– Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen
– Three Blind Mice
– One Two Three Four Five Once I Caught a Fish Alive.

The shadow puppets include the silhouettes of a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, a sheep, a chicken, a spider, a fish, three mice, a meadow, a branch, a clock, a knife, a bowl, a waterspout, a candle, a cloud and the sun.

Shadow puppetry is beneficial for children of various ages, encouraging development of:

  • literacy & memory
  • imagination & creativity
  • storytelling, oration & recitation

Most importantly, playing with puppets while telling your favourite stories is great fun for parents and grandparents who want to connect with their children in a creative way. Let the playful shadows frolic across the walls and bring the magic of ancient theatre into your playroom!


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