1-2-3 Come Do Some 3D Shape Craftivities With Me
So that my kiddos can better understand the cylinder shape, and make that word part of their vocabulary, I make windsocks several times during the year.
They absolutely LOVE making them, plus, they’re easy-peasy for me, look fantastic suspended from the ceiling, and take just a short amount of time.
It seemed only appropriate to make one specifically to highlight examples of real world cylinder shapes.
There are two patterns to choose from which show graphics of a variety of cylinders your students should be familiar with. Pick one, or give children a choice.
You can also use one as a worksheet for children to color at a later date or use for homework, early finishers or tuck in your sub tub.
While students are happily coloring, I point out that the cylinder is made up of the flat, 2D rectangular shape, which they are now working on, but when rolled, will turn into a 3D cylinder. This simple fact never ceases to amaze them!
To transform this worksheet into a windsock, simply add some colorful strips of paper for the "tails". I cut mine one inch wide, the length of the construction paper, using a paper cutter.
My sample incorporates all the colors of the rainbow, but students could choose any colors they want. Color choice is also an interesting way to practice AB-AB or ABC-ABC patterning.
To get in some writing practice have students write the names of each example on a colorful strip before they glue them down.
They could also write attributes on the strips.
Gently roll the paper & staple into a cylinder shape. The front will show examples of real world shapes, while a poem ("Cylinders here. Cylinders there. I spy cylinders everywhere" is on the back.
Punch 2 holes on either side, add a yarn loop & suspend from the ceiling.
I’ve included a poster for the center of your display. I print two and glue them back to back, so I can suspend along with the windsocks.
We always get lots of compliments, which really helps build self-esteem and a sense of pride in their work.
Today's FREEBIE also helps review 3D shapes. My son Steven, started juggling at a young age; now as an adult, he’s quite skilled and shared with me, that a true master can juggle a variety of objects, that are different sizes and weights.
One of his sillier stunts, was juggling a roll of toilet paper, a plunger and a bowling ball!
This was especially entertaining for little ones, as evidenced by their giggles and clapping.
Steven’s juggling escapades, inspired me to design these quick, easy and fun “Let’s Juggle 3D Shapes!” worksheets, as an interesting way to review the sphere, cube, cylinder & cone.
Patterns come in black and white, featuring a boy as well as a girl juggler. The air above them is blank.
Students fill that space, by coloring, cutting, and gluing whatever 3D shapes they have chosen, from a selection of examples on another worksheet.
Children must choose at least one of each shape, then as many others as they want to fill in the rest of the empty space.
Afterwards, using the shape key, they label the various shapes with a letter.
I’ve also included 2, colorful & completed posters, which you can use as examples to help explain what you want your students to do.
When everyone is finished, have students share their poster, pointing out their favorite object that’s being juggled and what type of 3D shape that is.
Since they are all different, completed projects make a cute bulletin board display. Fun for a math center, homework or a sub tub too.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's going to be rather hot and muggy, so I need to don my gardening hat and give my flowers a much-needed drenching!
Wishing you a fun-filled day with whatever you have to juggle.
"Life is a juggling act that sometimes requires you to drop everything." -Linda Poindexter
Review a variety of 2D shapes as well as the 3D cylinder shape, with this cute snowman windsock. This activity can be done as an independent center, or as a whole-group listening and following directions "craftivity".
1-2-3 Come Fly A Kite With Me!
As the wind is whipping around your school this month, are you looking for some kite-themed activities? Well you've come to the right place! I'll talk about a few of my favorites here, and then give you a link for the rest.
To help you review the Common Core State Standard: MD.1.3, I've designed a kite clock. The game is entitled "Time Flies!" and reviews digital as well as analog time.
Click on the link to view/download the analog and digital time - kite clock.
If you're working on colors and patterning with your students, you'll enjoy the Kite Patterning packet.
You can quickly and easily whole group assess your students, as they have fun adding a variety of colored strips, to make a patterned kite tail.
Kites come in a large array of sizes and shapes, so I thought it would be fun to see if I could find examples of all of the 3D shapes.
I learned a lot doing this research, and found many examples of spheres, cones, cubes and cylinders.
In the easy reader: 3D Kites, students trace and write the shape words as well as glue the matching pictures to the numbered boxes. Click on the link to view/download the 3D Kite booklet
The easy-reader kite-booklet packet, is chock full of -ite & -ight activities, like the Zite Story Poem.
There's also some trace and write worksheets as well as well as a graphing extension, plus 25 traceable word cards.
The packet also includes an -ite -ight word family kite "craftivity."
Click on the links to view/download the My Kite Packet.
To see more kite activities, click on the link to zip over to the kite section, with 23 kite activities!
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Some full-color pictures + copy-ready patterns and step-by-step directions for each project are included.
These projects all involve many of your report card standards, so children are learning and reinforcing much-needed math, writing, and science concepts while enjoying hands-on art.
“Craftivities” are a great way to help increase listening and following direction skills, as well as cutting and other fine motor skills.
Use as gifts, bulletin boards, hallway and classroom decorations or for portfolios.
Some of the finished projects look wonderful dangling from the ceiling; others, you can use as educational manipulatives, like the color-counting turkey, or the paper chain turkey that helps reinforce a color pattern, as well as subtraction, as you countdown to Thanksgiving Day.
Many make great keepsakes for parents. Some of the projects include songs and poems to reinforce those concepts.
I hope you and your students have a simply turkey-riffic time as you create and learn at the same time.
Click on the link to view/download the Turkey Art + Activity packet.
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