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The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft of a goose assembled mostlry with basic shapes and during the process many skills can be addressed. The main body is an egg shape (a sort of oval). This emphasizes that birds hatch from eggs and invites discussion about birds, the spring season and/or Easter festivities. Other printable support materials and links to related activities are provided. Let's get started.
- paper or card stock
- coloring tools for black & white templates
Craft instructions and learning activities:
- Learning activities to conduct before craft assembly:
- Shapes & Colors Activity: Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the
- Numbers/Pre-Math Activities: Templates should be decorated and cut out.
- Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the
- Counting: Count how many of each size there are. You may want to write numbers on the blank side to acquaint the children with printed numbers.
- Sorting & Sizing: Have the children sort the shapes.
- Shapes & Colors Activity: Ask children to identify the shapes and colors on the template.
- Craft assembly: Show the small image
provided in the template to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. The greeting card option shown below should be open and flat to assemble the craft.
- Paste head over tip of egg/oval shape
- Fold the beak template, and paste under the eyes
- Paste heart shape wings
- Paste bow
- Paste star shape feet in front or behind egg body
- Greeting option: Fold the card and help write a greeting.
- Optional: Write letter G g and the word goose behind the craft.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft:
- Greeting Card Option - Follow this diagram to create a greeting card with the egg template first. Proceed to assemble the rest of the pieces with the folded egg card.
- Glue a few craft feathers to the wings to emphasize that only birds have feathers.
- Trace and cut pieces on fun foam
- Use plastic wiggly eyes instead of the eyes template.
- Tape a ribbon, string or a piece of magnet to back to use as decoration or ornament.
- Puppet: Glue the craft to a craft stick for an instant puppet.
1) Adjust margins if you have trouble fitting the template on one page, review Print Help for suggestions.
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