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Fun with Clowns
Online Jigsaw Puzzles > Fun with Clown Alphabet
Letter A, B, C and D
This wonderful learning activity: Fun
with Clowns at Chateau Meddybemps addresses emotions/feelings,
anticipation, counting and matching. The children will
practice shapes and colors with the craft activity first.
Before viewing the online activity the children can also practice
shapes, numbers and colors to make an Easy Shapes Clown Craft
they can hold and use as a puppet to make the online activity more
effective and fun.
Activity #1: Easy Shapes Clown
1. Print your choice of color or black and white templates. There is a small image of the completed clown on the
template. Read below for different options to assemble the
Note: To make the craft more challenging for older children
substitute of template page 2 (large circle) with a small
dessert paper plate they can paint first. To save on ink print black and white template
2 or 2a on light/pastel
Template 2a is for very young children under 3 years of age
(toddlers) to help them position pieces.
There are a number of ways to complete the craft that address
certain learning activities:
Option 1: Recycling and Focus on Colors
Print the black and white template, cut the pieces and
practice color recognition by choose colors with the children for
the different pieces. Trace the template pieces over scraps of
construction paper you may have accumulated.
Option 2: Color by the Number & Colors:
With this option children can practice number recognition and
*Print the black and white template and do a color by the number
*Make a number & color chart with crayons or markers, then write
the assigned number inside the template pieces. The children
look at the chart to search for the right number, color
the pieces according to chart. If it is a large group make the
number/color chart on a board so everyone can refer it.
2. Before assembling and gluing the pieces, make sure to
discuss each shape used: circle, triangle, and crescent
shape. Sort the shapes by color and then size.
Emotions: Demonstrate how the crescent shape for the mouth
can illustrate a happy face and when turn upside down it illustrates
3. The "hair" orange triangles can be cut
along the dotted line (make sure not to go past where the line
indicates). Roll the strips on a pencil to curl and glue
as illustrated. The children can also glue a few strands of
yarn over the piece.
You can also
replace the yellow circle and glue a cotton ball or large pom pom on the tip of the
4. Once the the clown is assembled glue a large craft stick
(tongue depressor size), or a toilet paper tube or half of paper
towel tube to the back and the clown puppet is ready!
Activity #2: Online Activity: Fun
with the Clowns at Chateau Meddybemps
First Page: At the top of the screen is a drop down menu with
developmental ideas that are very useful to conduct the activity:
Here is what they suggest and some
Anticipation: Give the children time
to observe the scene and ask the children what may be happening next
before scrolling down. Will they fall?
Counting and matching: This matching
activities may be challenging for younger children (under 3) so they
may need assistance to identify the matching one or different
Emotions and Feelings: This part of the
activity can be really fun. Have the children try to mimic
each of the faces and participate with them. Make sure
to use the words for each facial expression: happy, angry,
concerned, sad, etc.
Additional Fun Learning Activities with Clowns:
1. Clown Faces & Easy Clown Hat: Face Painting
Using skin safe paints, there can be an activity where children can
have their faces painted like clowns. Keep it simple: a
little paint in the nose, cheeks and around the
mouth. Older children can work in pairs painting each other's
faces. Print this simple clown
hat and glue it to a paper head band
(cut three 1 1/2 " strips from a piece of construction
lengthwise and tape together to make the head band) and
wear after the face painting.
2. Number Practice - Clown Coloring Pages that teach.
* Practice Numbers 1
* Practice Subtraction:
Count the balloons, ask child how many are flying away, how many are
left in the clowns hand. Write the numbers inside the
Fun & Easy Craft Fun- Here are several clown related
coloring pages - some are suitable to decorate and practice
scissor skills and make hand puppets.
Letter is C is for Clown
Review materials for letter C featuring the clown in the clown
Online Puzzles to Practice the letters > A
Balloon, C Cat,
online puzzles to practice letters with fun clown images.
Click on the change cut button (left) to adapt the puzzle from 6 to 247
Clown's Alphabet Posters and Flash Cards
Decorate the classroom with this fun Clown Alphabet Posters and use
throughout the month for letter recognition practice. Use the
Flash Cards for fun games.
6. Here are two other fun clown crafts at DLTK-Crafts
that you may want to choose from for related activities, props
or to include in a story time activity:
Paper Bag Puppet
Craft made with a toilet paper tube
Easy Shapes Clown Craft
Easy Shapes Clown Craft
(with positioning guidelines)
Black & White
(with positioning guidelines)
Alphabet Letter C Clown printable activities
Support Materials & Teaching Aids:
Alphabet Posters, Flash Cards and Coloring Pages
*paper, card stock or scraps
of construction paper
*something to color with
*glue or glue stick