I wrote this rhyme for our Fairy Tales themed storytime tub. The concept is very similar to previous rhymes I've posted involving pets and pirates, among others. To me, these are great ways of using puppets in storytime that don't involve actual puppetry. So if you have some puppets collecting dust, go ahead and try using them like this!
It's a good way to introduce the vocabulary word "quest" in storytime. You can talk about how "quest" is a synonymfor words children may be more familiar with like "journey" and "adventure" or "trip."
Going on a Quest
Going on a quest!
Gonna be a long trip!
I want to take some friends.
I wonder who to bring!
(look into bag and pull out a puppet)
Prep: Stuff all the puppets into the fairy tale bag before telling the rhyme
Melissa and Doug Palace Pals hand puppets
Other fairy tale themed ideas I have are Two Little Unicorns and Dragon Egg.