This owl craft is made with basic shapes and can be used to teach preschoolers a variety of skills including shape identification, scissor skills, color recognition and counting practice.
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).