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W is for Walrus
Ocean > Polar | Arctic > Walrus
Colors > Brown and Tan
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Ages 2.5 + to 6 Level:
Preschool - Kindergarten
The walrus is an interesting animal to introduce letter W and wildlife in the Arctic region. The walrus printable craft is LARGE emphasizing on the size of this magnificent animal!
The activities are appropriate for an Arctic, Ocean Creatures, Zoo or Aquarium Theme.
Activity 1: Walrus Craft > Ages 2.5+ (Easy 6 pieces)
Tell the children they are going to have fun with activities related to the walrus. The walrus lives in a very cold region called the Arctic and spends a lot of time in shallow water and pack ice (more information below).
Review your options for printing and assembly of the craft that best meets your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the learning activities suggested below:
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
1. Paper Bag Puppet Craft Option - assemble face and body - glue to a standard lunch paper bag -- Instructions for assembly
Option 1: Print craft color template #1 & #2 cut out, conduct learning activities below and assemble.
Option 2: Print templates black and white #1 & 2. Children can color, paint or decorate first, cut out and proceed as above.
Option 3: Print black & white template directly on tan / brown card stock or construction paper. Recycling method: Trace the patterns with black marker on brown/tan grocery paper bags to make several crafts.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
1. For a permanent educational display piece: trace and cut pieces on fun foam (Foamies), add features with permanent fine tip markers and large wiggly eyes
2. Replace paper eyes with large craft wiggly eyes for the paper craft.
3. Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to the back of head to use as decoration or educational display piece.
Learning Activities to conduct before craft assembly:
Choose learning activities according to your curriculum needs and children's age.
Shapes & Colors Activity:
1. Ask children to identify the colors (shades or brown and
tan) on the
template pieces (after coloring) or if using the color template.
*They bask in large herds on pack ice there.
* Walruses are tan to light brown.
*Walruses use their tusks and whiskers to search the seafloor for shellfish. They suck clams out of the shells without even breaking them open!
*They have layers of fat, called
blubber, under their skin to help keep warm in freezing weather.
*Glue or glue stick
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