Circle Elephant Craft -
Shapes, Scissor Skills, Colors, and Counting Practice
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 plus a few rectangles and triangles to cut out -- good scissor
- 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, triangles and rectangles.
- verbally instruct the children on how to assemble the shapes using
the colors of the shapes. (ie: Take the pink 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, count the rectangles and count the triangles.
- Glue the two medium sized pink circles inside two of the large gray
circles to make the ears.
Glue the ears to the third large gray circle (the head).
Glue the small circle eyes into the center of the head.
Glue the long rectangle (trunk) dangling down from the center of the
- Glue the two skinny triangles, point down, to either side of the
trunk to complete the elephant's head.
Assembly - Template 2:
- to make the body, glue the head you've completed from template 1
onto the large body circle.
- glue the rectangle legs onto the bottom of the body
- glue the tail together from the largest triangle 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).
2 (optional) (color)
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