|My handout for the shapes|
Kindergarten Shapes and Animals
Math & Visual Arts Connections
Animals in their Habitats
Purpose: For students to create an animal using shapes. Practice cutting skills
and identify shapes and their properties.
Prep work: Photo copy handout of shapes onto colored paper either assorted for
animal lesson or suggested green or purple for dinosaurs.
Materials: scissors, handout, glue, background paper or choice either 12 x 18
drawing or construction paper in blue.
Assessment: Did the students use their creativity to design an original animal or a
animal that is recognizable related to something they have learned or studied
Begin: Read a book about a variety of animals so that students can connect
to visuals of animals OR
Choose a specific animal to have students create such as a Dinosaur
Discuss what shapes create what parts of animals.
i.e. what might we use for a head shape, a body, legs, etc.
Each student receives a print out of a variety of shapes. They will
carefully cut out each shape and place into an envelope for safe
keeping as they cut.
Have students arrange shapes in a variety of ways prior to actually gluing onto background. Complete composition using crayons to add a habitat for the animal or in prior lesson have students paint a background for the animal.