Duck Craft |
Goose Craft | Easter
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
|These are two crafts in two sizes that can help introduce a
duck, goose or gander. The smaller version is easier for younger
children and can be to help
children learn baby animal names: duckling and gosling. A
set of large and small version can be made to make a duck or geese
The crafts can stand-up so they make great decorations and dramatic play toys. It is important to print to card stock or size construciton paper to fit your printer. The templates can also be traced onto thin paper plate and cut out.
Visit these two lesson plans that include printable materials addressing the alphabet letter, animal facts, numbers, online jigsaw puzzles and more: Duck lesson plan activities | Goose lesson plan activities
Both crafts can be made by replacing template #1 (body) for a standard thin (10"- 8") paper plate and the small version can be assembled by using a 6"-5" small thin paper plate.
The "feathered tail" is created with cut out handprints or painted handprints. Other options for the feathers are: craft feathers, or elongated ovals in different sizes.
Ahead of time > Trace or paint and cut out 2 handprints for small plate or 4 to 6 handprints for large version.
Option 1: Print all color or black & white templates and proceed to assembly instructions below
Option 2: Large version only > Use a thin paper plate instead of template #1 and draw and cut out a head separately. Print template #2 color version. Paint/decorate the back of the paper plate in the color desired, wait until plate is dry and proceed with assembly as described below.
Option 3: Large version only > Print black & white version to color paper, templae 1 in a main color, and template two to a complimentary color.
Option 5: Small version only > Use a small paper plate instead of template #1 black and white. Paint the plate in desired color. Print template #2 black and white onto a complementary color or print onto white paper and color these pieces separately.
All versions: Children can color and decorate all other templates and pieces proceed with assembly described below.
Assembly instructions > At this point all template pieces and or paper plate should be decorated and hand prints are ready.
Other ideas for decorating:
Older children 5+ need more challenge to make the process more interesting and explore other art techniques or simply set up various materials and different brushes, sponge rollers, etc. and allow them to discover ways to paint and decorate. Painting the plate or body template and head is an opportunity to explore other techniques:
| Duck or Goose Craft
Print 1 & 2
Black & White
Print 1 & 2
Black & White
Template for small paper plate
Alphabet Printable Activities
(available in Standard & D'Nealian format)
Letter D Duck
Letter G Goose
|Alphabet > Crafts > Letter D > D Duck | Letter G > G
Animals > Birds > Farm > Forest > Duck | Goose
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