Alphabet > Letter
W is for Wizard
> Fantasy & Medieval
Holidays & Events >
Oct. 31st > Halloween
counting, sorting, sizing
Shapes > circle, oval, stars, triangle
The craft for this activity is a simple wizard's head composed entirely
of basic shapes: three ovals, two circles, one triangle, four stars
- total 10 pieces. Review learning activities below before
The word wizard is derived from the word wise. The term
is often used to describe a person that is especially skilled or adept
in a difficult endeavor. For example a person skilled with
computers may be referred to as a "computer programming
wizard." A wizard is also defined as male witch, a practitioner
of magic in folklore and fantasy fiction.
Activity #1: Wizard Craft to Practice Shapes Ages 3+
Printing and assembly options:
Option 1: Print color template version, cut out,
conduct learning activities of your choice below first and assemble.
Option 2: Print black and white templates. Children can
color and decorate, cut out and proceed with learning activities below
Learning Activities: Conduct your choice of learning
activities outlined below. Some activities need to be conducted
prior to craft assembly.
Learning Activity #1: Shapes &
Before craft assembly:
Identify the shapes for all template pieces.
Discuss the colors on the template or the colors chosen by the
children to color the pieces.
Learning Activity #2: Numbers/Pre-Math
To conduct these activities template pieces should be colored and cut
a. Sorting/Sizing/ Categorizing: Have the children sort
the template shapes by type and size. Have the children arrange the
sorted shape piles from smallest to largest.
b. Counting: Count how many of each shape are in each pile/size.
You may want to write the numbers as you count on the blank side of
the template to acquaint the children with printed numbers.
Proceed with craft assembly.
Craft Assembly Procedure (after pieces are colored in and cut out)
Note: Make sure to save the small image of the craft in
the template to include in the alphabet letter W mini-book
Show the small image of the
(featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces. Make
a demonstration of the sequence and allow the children to
assemble by memory, provide assistance when needed.
1. Paste medium oval in horizontal
position over large oval matching the ( * ).
4. Glue the triangle hat until the sides meet the edges of the
5. Glue eyes close to the edge of the hat and then glue nose
where beard and face meet.
Optional decorations and ideas:
1. After the craft is assembled,
glue divided cotton balls to the beard (one standard
cotton ball can be divided into two to three portions.
2. Replace paper eyes with large plastic wiggly eyes.
3. Tape the craft to a craft stick (Popsicle stick) to make a
4. For older children: Print black & white version
templates, cut out, and trace templates over fun foam sheets or clean
white Styrofoam trays. Assemble and draw in smile with permanent
marker (adult) or glue a dark color pipe cleaner or thick yarn.
5. Use glitter glue on the paper stars or substitute paper stars
with shiny paper or stickers.
Learning activity #3: Letter W is for Wizard