Kermit the Frog Puppet

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 3/12/2009

Kermit, a hand and rod puppet created in 1955 by Jim Henson, belongs to America's beloved puppet troupe, The Muppets. Kermit has served as master of ceremonies, comic, and crusader for tolerance in Henson's many creative endeavors. His most memorable role was as the leading Muppet character on Sesame Street (1969-), a public television show that revolutionized children's TV by teaching lessons through colorful cartoons and live action scenes. His hit song, "It's Not Easy Being Green" addressed racial and ethnic tensions. Kermit also played a lead role in The Muppet Show (1976-1980).