DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Shapes, Scissor Skills, Colors, and
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This craft can be used to teach a variety of skills. You don't
have to use all the thoughts for lessons... just choose the ones you're
working on with your child.
OK, it's time to do a craft for my youngest!
She's just beginning to make crafts and we're working on SHAPES! Make
sure you reinforce the fact that these are all circles when you're doing
the craft. You can count the circles and sort the circles. You
can also talk about other things that are shaped like circles (like the
sun or a lollipop).
The Bear song
The Bear Went Over the Mountain Song
Thoughts for the lesson:
- This craft has lots of nice large circles to cut out -- good scissor
- You can precut the template into separate pieces (roughly) to make
it a bit easier for beginning crafters to cut out the circles.
- have the children make a pile of all the circles and a separate
pile of all the squares.
- verbally instruct the children on how to assemble the shapes using
the colors of the shapes. (ie: Take the red circle and glue
it on the black circle.).
- show the children two circles and ask -- is this one bigger, smaller
or the same size as that one.
- Count the circles.
- Count the circles of various sizes
- a printer,
- something to colour with,
- a piece of paper.
OPTIONAL: Circle bear will fit nicely on an old CD Rom. You
can cover with clear contact paper and use as a coaster.
- Print out the template.
- Sort the circles
into big, medium, small, smaller, smallest (this is harder for the
little ones than it sounds but is great practice!)
- Glue the medium circle (the muzzle) onto
the big circle (the head).
- Glue the smallest circle (the nose) onto
- Glue the small circles (ears) onto the
head and the smaller circles (ear middles) onto the ears.
- Print the template on heavy construction paper
or card stock. Then glue a popsicle stick or Tongue Depressor
onto the bear to make a puppet (if you don't have either, you can always
tape a pencil on).
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
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