Clothespin Critter Frog

Lesson #10235

Create fun clothespin decorations to wear or hang on bulletin boards.

Grade Level:

Completed Critters can be used to hold papers to clip on students' shirts to designate different teams or report groups and to highlight the classroom or a bulletin board. Additionally, these Critters can be used as teaching tools to enhance oral presentations and support science lessons about organisms.

The teacher can use this assortment of Clothespin Critters to decorate bulletin boards, group students, guide oral presentations or teach lessons in science.

A11052-Sizzix Bigz Die - Clothespin Critter, Frog

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pens and Pencils, Clothespins, Glue, Scissors

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

  1. Die-cut Frog body and Frog back from contrasting colors (Figure A).
  2. Adhere Frog back to Frog body (Figure B).
  3. Flip Frog over and adhere clothespin to the underside of the Frog body (Figure C).
  4. Critter is now complete (Figure D).
  5. Embellish as desired (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

  • Figure D

Science: Life Science

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • the characteristics of organisms.
  • life cycles of organisms.
  • organisms and environments.

Source: National Science Education Standards

English Language Arts: Communication Skills

K-12: Standard 4

  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

Standards for the English Language Arts by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

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