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Mouse Craft - Oval Shapes
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
| The mouse is an animal that is a favorite among young
children. Visit the mouse
theme for various related activities and pets events.
The children will have fun making an easy and fun craft entirely assembled with oval shapes. During the assembly process many basic skills can be addressed. Let's get started.
The craft can also be adapted to a gerbil or rat theme. The rat is one of the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac, therefore, appropriate for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Present the craft before or after reading a related picture book, traditional story, nursery rhyme or fable.
Activity 1 > Ovals Mouse Craft Ages 2.5+ (7 pieces)
Review your options for printing the craft format as well assembly options that best meet your needs. Before assembly conduct some of the basic skills learning activities suggested below.
Printing and assembly options for the craft:
Scissor cutting skills > Allow children to practice using their scissors as much as possible. Help cut out smaller pieces.
Printing option 1: Print color template, cut out and proceed to learning activities below
Printing option 2: Print black and white template using color craft paper, card stock or resize construction paper to fit on the printer.
Printing option 3: Print in black and white to color.
Other decorations and ideas for the craft option:
Activity 2 > Learning activities to conduct before craft
Activity 3 > Alphabet Activities > Review the links to alphabet printable activities in the materials columm for this craft.
Activity 4 > Literacy > Mouse theme picture books recommendations with activities > many of the books are available to read online.
| Ovals Mouse Craft
(adapt to Gerbil or Rat)
Black & White
Alphabet Printable Activities
Letter M Mouse
Letter G Gerbil
Letter R Rat
*Glue or glue stick
*any paper or card stock
materials to color with