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 triangles when you're doing the craft. You can count the triangles and sort the triangles. You can also talk about other things that are shaped like triangles (like a pyramid or a piece of pie).
- something to color with,
- a printer,
- glue and
- a piece of paper
- Print out the template.
- Sort the triangles into big, medium, small, and tiny. (this is harder for the little ones than it sounds but is great practice!)
- Glue the medium triangle (the tail) onto the big triangle (the body).
- Glue the small triangle (the fin) onto the body
- Glue the small circle (the eye) onto the body and the tiny triangle (the mouth) onto the body.
- Print the template on heavy construction paper or card stock. Then glue a popsicle stick or Tongue Depressor onto the fish to make a puppet (if you don't have either, you can always tape a pencil on).
- Print two black and white templates, one on red construction paper and one on yellow construction paper. Mix and match the pieces to make two multicoloured fish.
- Use markers, sparkles or sparkle glue to decorate the fish with stripes or polka dots.
- 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).