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Goose Printable Craft or Greeting Card
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

goose printable craft for preschool to 2nd gradeThe goose (gander or gosling) is a fun animal to introduce various themes for preschool through early elementary grades. Visit the goose activities or bird section for various related learning activities that tie in with the activities below.

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.

Materials:

  • printer
  • paper or card stock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • 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 template.

    • Numbers/Pre-Math Activities: Templates should be decorated and cut out.

      • Sorting & Sizing:  Have the children sort the shapes.

      • 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.

  • 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.
    1. Paste head over tip of egg/oval shape
    2. Fold the beak template, and paste under the eyes
    3. Paste heart shape wings 
    4. Paste bow
    5. Paste star shape feet in front or behind egg body
    6. Greeting option: Fold the card and help write a greeting.
    7. Optional:  Write letter G g and the word goose behind the craft.

Templates:(color)   or   (B&W)

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.

greeting card assembly instructions

  • 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.

Complimentary activiies:

letter g goose printable activities Letter G Goose printable activities: poster, coloring, handwriting workhsheets, word search and more!
Aesop's fable The Goose That Laid the Golden EggsRead, print or watch Aesop's fable: The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs

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