The craft for this activity is a simple wizard's head composed entirely
of basic shapes: three ovals, two circles, one triangle, four stars
- total 10 pieces. Review learning activities below before
The word wizard is derived from the word wise. The term is often used to describe a person that is especially skilled or adept in a difficult endeavor. For example a person skilled with computers may be referred to as a "computer programming wizard." A wizard is also defined as male witch, a practitioner of magic in folklore, legends, fairy tales, and fantasy fiction.
- white paper
- coloring tools for B&W template
- glue stick
- Option 1: Print color template, cut out, conduct learning activities of your choice below first and assemble.
- Option 2: Print black and white templates. Children can color and decorate, cut out and proceed with learning activities below before assembly.
Learning Activity 1 > Shapes &
Identify the shapes for all template pieces. Discuss the colors on the template or the colors chosen by the children to color the pieces.
Learning Activity 2 > Numbers/Pre-Math >
To conduct these activities template pieces should be colored and cut
a. Sorting and sizing: Have the children sort the template shapes by type and size. Have the children arrange the sorted shapes from smallest to largest.
b. Counting: Count how many of each shape are of each size. You may want to write the numbers as you count on the blank side of the template to acquaint the children with printed numbers.
Note: Make sure to save the small image of the craft in the template to include in the alphabet letter W mini-book activity and as a visual aid during craft assembly. Make a demonstration of the sequence and allow the children to assemble by memory, provide assistance when needed.
- Paste medium oval in horizontal position over large oval matching the (*).
- Glue the triangle hat until the sides meet the edges of the head.
- Glue eyes close to the edge of the hat.
- Glue nose where beard and face meet.
- After the craft is assembled, glue divided cotton balls to the beard (one standard cotton ball can be divided into two to three portions.
- Replace paper eyes with large plastic wiggly eyes.
- Tape to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a hand puppet.
- For older children: Print black & white version templates, cut out, and trace templates over fun foam sheets or other left over materials. Draw in a smile with permanent marker (adult) or glue a dark color pipe cleaner or thick yarn.
- Use glitter glue on the paper stars or substitute paper stars with shiny paper or stickers
- Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.
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