Bring animal friends to your classroom when you place these fun critters on cups.
Students will enjoy decorating their cups with Rabbit, Fox, Lamb or Owl Cup Critters. Students can also decorate recycled toilet paper or paper towel rolls or a canvas bag with a critter.
While discussing a unit on animals, students can create their own critters and then give a written or oral report on the critter they each chose. Relate recycling to conserving our environment and natural resources.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock, Construction paper, Crayons, Cups (paper or plastic), Markers, Pen (white), Pom-poms, Recycled toilet paper or paper towel rolls, Scissors, Tote bags
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Add all details to the Cup Critters parts before attaching to the cup, roll or bag.
- For each critter, die-cut two arms and legs (or wings).
- To make eyes come alive, add black marker to the eye area, and then use a white pen to add a dot in the black eye area.
- Use a white pen for freckles on the cheeks if desired.
- Add adhesive, and attach the decorated pieces to a cup, roll or bag (Main Photo).
- If using a canvas bag, attach a pom-pom on the back of the bag to make a charming Easter basket (Figure A).
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English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
- Report on a topic or text, tell a story or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Fine Arts & Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
NS.K-4.6 Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop understanding of
- Types of resources
- Changes in environments