Wednesday, May 16, 2012

animal shapes

This activity is suitable for children 12 months and over, although younger can participate with assistance.
I cut up many different animal body parts from paper in several colours.  I arranged the shapes into different piles, such as heads, bodies, legs, ears/trunk/tails/beaks and asked the children to make a mixed-up animal or creature from the shapes they choose, and glue onto the white paper. 

I gave them a sheet of coloured dot stickers which could be used as eyes or spots. 

I gave them access to pens so they could add details or a background for their creature. Below are some examples of their wonderful creations. Older children may want to cut their own shapes.