When you are teaching shapes it’s easy to fall into a rut, this activity is a great example of how to mix shapes into art seamlessly. This is a fun way of including Thanksgiving crafts into your math lesson.
- Gather your materials. You will need Various colors of construction paper, googly eyes, scissors, glue and markers.
- Give your child a piece of construction paper you have cut into a big square, have them decorate it with markers ( or crayons) if they are old enough you can ask them to draw the very first thanksgiving, or maybe a farm scene. If they want to just go abstract that’s perfect too.
- While your child is drawing cut out 5 hearts 4 large and one tiny.
- Next cut out a large oval, a rectangle , a small circle and a triangle.
- Time to start gluing! Start with your hearts. Arrange them so that the points are down , they are going to be the feathers.
- Next glue the oval lengthwise over the bottom of the hearts.
- Now the rectangle. When something has to be glued in a certain direction I like to add the glue first so my son can see how it goes without me looming over him, then he can succeed on his own!
- Add the circle for the head.
- I did the googly eyes because my son was trying to put it in his mouth (will it never end?) , also add the triangle and tiny heart for a beak and waddle.
He spreads his tail and walks like that.
His bowl of corn he would not miss
And when he talks, it sounds like this
Gobble Gobble Gobble!