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, printer, paper
Thoughts for Lessons:
- This craft has lots of nice large 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.
- 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).