Lacing Sun

Lesson #10051

Lace a colorful Sun and celebrate summer fun.

Grade Level:

Lacing dies can serve many purposes in addition to the reinforcing of fine motor skills. Decorate the Sun with a beach umbrella to discuss summer activities or ways to protect oneself from the sun's rays. This Lacing activity can follow a lesson on the sun's energy. Use lacing dies to support any curriculum area.

Use a Lacing Sun to practice fine motor skills while reviewing attributes of summer.

27534-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Summer Combo - Large 28417-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Lacing Sun - XL

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Pens (Colored), Scissors, Yarn

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut XL Lacing Sun using yellow cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Print the word Summer in the center of the Sun using colored pens (see Main Photo).
  3. Die-cut the umbrella from the Summer Combo using various colors of paper.
  4. Leave one umbrella whole and cut highlights from the other colors to layer and embellish. Colored pens may also be used to embellish the umbrella.
  5. Adhere the embellished umbrella to the Sun.
  6. Cut a 3' length of gold yarn for each student which will be used to lace the Sun.

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

Physical Education: Movement Forms

K-12 Standard 1: Develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

  • A physically educated student demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.

Reprinted from Moving into the Future, National Standards for Physical Education, 2nd Edition, with permission from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599.

Source:National Standards for Physical Education

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