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.
Thoughts for Lessons:
- This craft has lots of nice large shapes 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.
- have the children make a pile of all the circles, a pile of all the ovals and a pile of all the triangles.
- verbally instruct the children on how to assemble the shapes using the colors of the shapes. (ie: Take the orange circle and glue it on the brown oval.).
- show the children two circles and ask -- is this one bigger, smaller or the same size as that one.
- Count the circles/triangles/ovals
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color the template pieces (if using the B&W version).
- Cut out the template pieces (young children may need help with this step).
- Glue the owl together:
- Glue small oval onto the larger oval so the bottoms line up
- Glue the large triangle onto the large oval so the tops line up
- Glue the small triangle (beak) and eyes onto the owl
- Glue the centers of the eyes on
- Glue the two medium sized circles onto the bottom as feet.
- 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).