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Alphabet > Letter W >
W is for Wizard

Crafts >
Wizard

Fairy tales > Fantasy & Medieval

Holidays & Events >
Oct. 31st > Halloween

Numbers
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 craft assembly.

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 before assembly. 

Learning Activities:  Conduct your choice of learning activities outlined below.  Some activities need to be conducted prior to craft assembly. 

Learning Activity #1: Shapes & Color Activity

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 Activities:
To conduct these activities template pieces should be colored and cut out.

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 activity.

Show the small image of the finished craft (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 head. 

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 hand puppet. 

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 Printable Activities 



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