Raise the Curtain and Clear the Stage for the HABA Glove Puppets!

The anticipation in the audience is palpable before each theater performance as everyone eagerly awaits the start of the show. Then the lights go off, a spotlight shines onto the stage, the curtain rises, and the show can begin! When the intermission has come and gone, and many fun-filled minutes are behind us, then the play comes to an end, the actors bow on stage and the audience applauses.

This unique theater atmosphere is especially effective in the play room - as long as HABA glove puppets are involved. A few simple steps are all it takes to set up the HABA Doorway Theatre or the HABA Puppet Theater, and that's a good thing, because the little theatergoers in the audience are all excited and ready to begin!


In addition to an appropriate stage and the correct main and supporting casts, every show also needs the matching props. The apple that Snow White eats in the story, or the basket that Little Red Riding Hood carries through the forest. There are lots of great props that children can find in shops or around the house. A wooden spoon or a hairbrush can be used as a microphone for a singing Kasper, a yellow table tennis ball can be the golden ball in the story of the Princess and the Frog King, a rolled-up piece of paper can be the telescope the Policeman uses to keep an eye on the Bandit. Let your imagination run wild!

Just so everyone knows what's on the program today, you could always create a schedule and tickets before the performance and give them out to the little ones in the audience.


The curtain rises ...

Every theatrical performance needs a proper stage. In just a few moments, you can get the HABA Doorway Theatre or the HABA Puppet Theater set up and ready for use – and that’s a good thing, because for the junior theatergoers in the audience, the performance cannot begin soon enough. The red curtains majestically begin to rise, a hush descends on the auditorium and the stage is set for fun and games.


HABA Glove Puppets for Reenacting Well-Known Fairy Tales

Children love fairy tales - some more, some less. And most of them have their own favorites, where they already know what's going to happen at each stage. The HABA glove puppets can be used to reenact well-known known fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel or the Frog King and they can be adapted as you wish. It doesn't have to be the Big Bad Wolf in Grandma's bed, but it could be the Crocodile or the three-headed Dragon instead.


Kasper, the Classic Glove Puppet and his friends

He wears a funny pointed cap, he's always in a good mood and always up for mischief... There simply isn't another glove puppet character that children love as much as Kasper. He goes on all kinds of adventures with his friends as he is always the good guy who stands up to the nasty villains.

The robber, the policeman, the magician and the grandmother puppets interact with him to create fabulous stories that will have the whole family in stitches of laughter.


Omnivorous glove puppets and sophisticated theatrical effects

Even the Eat-it-up puppets can inject an element of humor. When Wolfi’s stomach growls, he devours everything that comes his way! His prey then ends up inside the puppet’s integrated abdominal pouch. A magnificent theatrical effect that generates whoops of laughter and brings scary fairytales to life.

Toddlers and babies in particular are fascinated by the lovable glove puppets with stage effects. These include the cute HABA Play Gloves which manage to combine multiple figures. Also integrated into the glove puppet is a tiny mirror, tin foil for a rustling sound and a rattle.

All the fun of the theater with plenty of scope for manual dexterity


Great theater does not necessarily presuppose large puppets, numerous props or spacious stages. With HABA Finger Puppets, you can quickly conjure up a great theatrical atmosphere. Children or adults can attach these cute little figures to different fingers and act out stories with a comic, exciting or even gruesome plotline. Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, the beautiful unicorn or the princess and her prince are ideal for drama of a structured or unstructured nature.

Play for Glove Puppets


We have put together all our exciting glove puppet plays for you to reenact either for or with the children, to save you creating plays from scratch.