This "scaredy cat" 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.
- Separate the circles and triangles.
- 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 grey triangles, slightly crooked, on top of the large circle head.
- Glue the two small pink triangles into the 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).