God's Carousel Manipulative

Lesson #8930

Design this fun manipulative for Vacation Bible School's 2012 themes.

Grade Level:

Enrich any theme, with fun manipulatives and projects. Creates hands-on activities for any Bible School theme.

Decorate a Carousel and Horses to demonstrate what goes around, comes around.

12600-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Carousel Horse - Large 12602-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Carousel - XL

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Construction Paper, Crayons or Colored Pencils, Glue, Poster Board, Scissors

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

  1. Die-cut the Carousel from multiple colors of cardstock or construction paper. Keep one shape whole, and trim highlights from other shapes. Layer and adhere to embellish both sides of the Carousel.
  2. Die-cut the Carousel Horse from various colors of cardstock or construction paper. Keep four shapes whole. Trim away the poles, and sandwich onto the Carousel.
  3. Trim highlights from other Horses and adhere to embellish.
  4. Highlight the Horses and Carousel with crayons or colored pencils.
  5. Mat a title and adhere to the Carousel. Label each Horse with a virtue or phrase (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

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

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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