Easy Bunny Craft for Preschool and Baby Chick Craft for Kids

Inside: Two simple paper plate animal crafts ideas (rabbit and chick) that children in kindergarten can make around Spring and Easter. Free template included.

I was thinking of a good project for easter and spring that would get the children using scissors without having to cut through long lines, since I noticed most of the 2 and 3 year olds that I am currently teaching enjoy more doing small snip cuts with the scissors. I thought the “liney” texture that come on most paper plates would be a good guide to help the children do these snip cuts straight, achieving a result that is pleasing to the eye since the little cuts make the bunny and the baby chick look “fluffy” without having to glue the usual feathers or cotton balls.

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How to Make a Paper Plate Bunny Craft

Materials:

  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • A copy of the free printable (download it at the end of this page)
  • Anything to add colour (I like these markers)

Process:

1.Print a copy of the Bunny template (download it at the end of this page).

2. Add colour to your life and your template.

3. Cut out the bird’s eyes + mouth + wings from your all-coloured template.

4. Here I’d stick the face to the paper plate before the next step so the children can feel as if they are trimming the bunny’s hair.

5. Make snap cuts with scissors all around the paper plate.

6. Stick the bunny ears to your fluffy-looking plate.

That’s it!

Et voilá, it’s a Bunny!

BTW, You might like these other printables:

123 numbers of Free Printable Numbers Bundle to teach number recognition that suits any language. Each number design has an X amount of cute animal faces within the number shape (i.e: Number 3 has 3 little pigs) for kids to count.

8 baby chicks, part of the set: Free printable numbers 1-10

Number 8 Posters of Free Printable Numbers Bundle to teach number recognition that suits any language. Each number design has an X amount of cute animal faces within the number shape (i.e: Number 3 has 3 little pigs) for kids to count.

8 baby chicks, part of the set: Free printable numbers 1-10

How to Make a Paper Plate Baby Chick Craft

Materials:

  • Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • A copy of the free printable (download it at the end of this page)
  • Anything to add colour (I like these markers)
  • Pipe cleaners

Process:

1.Print a copy of the Baby Chick template (download it at the end of this page).

2. Add colour to your template. I personally like to add colour around the black lines. Your children don’t have to be as exact when following the black-line and you get around those white parts that will stand out once you place the cut out piece over a coloured background.

2. Cut out the bird’s eyes + mouth + wings from your all-coloured template.

3. Here I’d stick the face to the paper plate before the next step so the children could feel as if they where trimming the baby chick’s furrage. Ooh la lá!

4. Make snap cuts with scissors all around the paper plate.

5. Stick the eyes and the mouth on the paper plate. BUT WAIT! Before adding any glue, have a little play moving around the eyes, mouth and wings in different parts of the plate to find the one position that feels just right. Doesn’t it feel good?

6. Add wings to the back of the plate using tape or glue stick.

7. Make the chick’s legs using two halves of a pipe cleaner.

The chick is ready to go!

Complement the craft activity with a baby chick dance

Since I am Mexican, I’m one to admit that this craft reminds me lots of a classic performance in kindergarten festivals so below is a video of the song that has played in Mexican preschools for centuries. This dance might as well become part of the curriculum:

If you are more of a bunny person, here’s a rabbit dance for kindergarten:

Bonus idea! Make a Simple Chick Easter Card and a Cheeky Bunny Easter Card for Kids

Use the chick and bunny templates to make a beautiful and simple easter card. Do the same steps than the tutorial for paper plate chick craft above, but instead of using a paper plate use colored paper folded in half.

Add a nice message to your card to make it extra especial!

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Bugs and Nature Simple Stamping Art Activity with Apples (printable included)

Red Stamped Ladybugs for Bugs and Nature Simple Stamping Art activity for Preschool Kids using Apples. #preschool #crafts #apples #stamped

Make awesome stamp-art pictures of bugs and nature using paint and apples with this fun Arts and Crafts game idea!

(Video) Bugs and Nature Stamping Art Activity with Apples

Here’s a quick video of how to play this apple stamping game.

Instructions:

1. Download the Free Printable from the link at the bottom of this page.

2. Cut a bunch of apples in half and add paint to them using a paintbrush (if you don’t mind using more paint, you can use paper plates as paint-trays).

3. Complete each picture stamping the half-apples with the color(s) of your choice.

(Optional) Use crayons to color in the rest of the picture.

 

 

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Colors and Creativity: A Preschool Game Idea to Practice Color Names in Any Language

Colors and Creativity: A Preschool Game Idea to Practice Color Names in Any Language - Free printables of colour names in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and a BLANK version to add more languages.

Inside: Preschool game where the children come up with ideas of round-shaped things that have a specific color. Includes free color names template in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

If you are teaching names of colors to kids (in any language) you should try this idea.

Your kids will use their creativity to come up with things that include a circle shape as a base and have a specific color.

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The colors included are: red, blue, green, yellow, pink, orange, purple, gray, black, brown and white.

To keep it multilingual, the PDF is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish as well as a BLANK version so you can add the names of the colors yourself in any other language(s).

Need more languages? Add them to the BLANK version.

 

2. Using the circle shape as a base, the kids should come up with a drawing of something that is mainly of the color named at the top of each page. This will help to exercise their creativity as well as their color identification skills.

 

3. Now it’s time to add color with crayons, paint, use it as a playdough mat, or do whatever the kids decide with whatever materials are available to them.

 

You might also like: Animal Numbers 1-10 Printable for Kindergarten (multilingual)

1-10 Animal Numbers

 

 

Idea twist:

  • Practice with many combinations of shapes and colors. Use a black marker to draw different non-circle shapes that the kids can use as a base for their designs. Can you think of something yellow and triangular that is not an Angry Bird? ?

 

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1-10 Animal Numbers for Kids (Free Multilingual Numbers Printables Bundle: Individual Posters, Flashcards and Coloring Pages)

1 to 10 Printable numbers in different languages #numeracy #numbers #earlychildhoodeducation #kindergarten

Inside: Free small and large numbers 1-10 printable for kindergarten in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Also available for free as numbers 1-10 printable flashcards and 1-10 number cards printable coloring pages.

Use these numbers with cute animal faces to teach counting and numbers recognition to kids in any language.

Each design has an X amount of animal faces within the number that matches the value of each number (i.e. Number three has three little pigs ?) so your kids can count them.

The Animal Numbers Bundle includes 3 PDF files:

  • 1 to 10 Numbers Individual Posters
  • 1 to 10 Numbers Flashcards
  • 1 to 10 Numbers Coloring Pages

And, since I love everything multilingual the bundle is available in 6 different languages, as well as a Blank version (so you can add the numbers yourself in any other language):

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

Animal Numbers 1-10

Bilingual kids tips

  • Make a bilingual numbers memory game (a normal sized one using the flashcards or a GIANT one using the posters).
  • Make dual-language numbers flashcards by pasting the cards back-to-back in your chosen languages.

You might like: Colors + Creativity Game: Practice Color Names in Any Language

Colors and Creativity: A Preschool Game Idea to Practice Color Names in Any Language - Free printables of colour names in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and a BLANK version to add more languages.
Idea to Practice Color Names using Creativity

 

DIY Addition Machine – A fun way to learn addition

A nice teacher from Mexico sent me this video where he used the Animal Numbers to make an “addition Machine” (Máquina de sumar, in Spanish).

He used two painted toilet rolls and taped them to a shoe box.

Above each of the toilet rolls he placed one of the free number flash-cards to indicate how many pom-pons the student should introduce. Then the child only needs to count the total number of pom-pons in the box to know the answer.

Another teacher from a Facebook group commented that the machine could be improved by placing a “+” symbol between the flash-cards.


If you make anything with this free numbers printable, please consider sending me your video to be featured in my Facebook Page so other teachers can get inspired by your idea.

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Fun Games to Teach Numbers to Kids

Below is a compilation of number activities explaining how to teach numbers to preschoolers / homeschoolers.

Links about how to teach numbers to kids in their mother tongue:

Ways to Teach Counting – By Prekinders

Smack the Number Counting Game – By Mom Inspired Life

Teeth Number Games for Preschool – By Totschooling

Fun with Numbers and Fruit Loops – By Homeschooling Mom 4 Two

Magic Colored Beans Sorting Activity – By The Imagination Tree

 

Links about how to teach numbers to kids in a different language:

Numbers and Counting ESL Games for Kids – By ESL Kid Stuff

4 Counting Games to Teach Spanish Numbers in 1, 2, 3 – By FluentU Spanish Educator Blog

5 German Number Games to Make Your Lesson Count – By FluentU German Educator Blog

5 Fun Italian Games for Learning Numbers – By TakeLessons

 

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