DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Circle Beaver Craft -
Shapes, Scissor Skills, Colors, and Counting Practice
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.
Materials you'll need: scissors, glue,
Thoughts for Lessons:
- 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 black circle and glue it
on the white 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 squares
Glue the two largest
brown circles, slightly overlapping, on top of each other (sort of like a figure 8).
- Glue the small, light
brown circles (ear centers) onto the small, dark brown circles. Glue the ears onto
the top of the head.
- Glue the two square
teeth just towards the bottom of the bottom circle.
- Glue the two next
largest brown circles, on top of the first two to make a muzzle. (This time, sort of
like a tipped over figure 8).
- Glue the two eyes and
the small black circle (nose) onto the head.
- 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).
(print two copies) (color)
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