Printable Mask and Skit Book October 03 2010

Your students will enjoy creating their own masks and writing skits. You'll find a free, printable mask below. The activity can be differentiated, depending upon the needs of the child. For example, students can re-write a common nursery rhyme or create a story of their own to act out.

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  •  Any type of decorative materials for the mask such as string, yarn, chenille stems, colorful construction paper, glitter glue (don't use glitter because it can get in the eyes), feathers, buttons and pom poms.
  • String or yarn (to tie the mask on)
  • Glue
  • Skit Book - To make the book you will need construction paper, several sheets of white paper, hole puncher and string or a stapler. To create the book fold the construction paper in half for the book cover and back. Fold several sheets of white copy paper and slip the pages inside the folded construction paper. Staple the book together or use a hold puncher to make three holes and string yarn through each hole. Students write the title and name on the front of the book.
  • A list of nursery rhymes or students create their own story.  If your students are creating their own stories, here's a printable story writing web and parts of a story for the students to use.


1. Students create the skit books (see above).

2. Before writing the skits, students can decide to use a common nursery rhyme or create stories using the story writing web.  Review the parts of a story.

Here's an example nursery rhyme

Hey, Diddle, Diddle

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon!

3. Students share work with each other and proofread the skit books.

4. Choose a character from the story and create the mask.

5. Perform the story or nursery rhyme.