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. There is a second template with a body that you can optionally use.
Thoughts for Lessons:
- This craft has lots of circles to cut out -- good scissor practice!
- You can precut the template into separate pieces (roughly) to make it a bit easier for beginning crafters to cut out the circles.
- Point out that the ears and mouth are half a circle.
- 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 grey circle.).
- show the children two circles and ask -- is this one bigger, smaller or the same size as that one.
- Count the circles.
- Glue the two large grey circles, slightly overlapping, on top of each other (sort of like a figure 8 lying down).
- Glue the last light grey circle under the other two as a muzzle.
- Glue the two large half circles onto the edges of the head as ears.
- Glue the small half circle mouth, the two eyes and the small black circle (nose) onto the head.
Assembly Template 2:
- to make the body, glue the head you've completed from template 1 onto the large body
- Glue the circle paws onto the bottom of the body
- Glue the tail together from the largest circle to the smallest and attach to the body
- 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).