finger puppets

this is one of those things that seems like more of a european "game" than something that we do here because when we were in amsterdam every kids toy store that we visited had these wonderful finger puppets and it all seemed so fun! and these wonderful finger puppets in the above image are from Ikea! I think its a perfect toy for those rainy day afternoons, just make up a story, put on your finger puppets and away you go! (in amsterdam we got these funny ones with heads on them so we usually pull together a nice little story and then everyone starts to chase each other eventually!) they also make a nice bedtime story, and our puppets can get my 2 year old to do things that I can't get her to do!!