Crafts and activities are a great way for kids to learn while having fun. The moose is a frequently used animal in kid's activities because kids view it as a lovable and friendly character. It is easy to incorporate the moose in many enjoyable and educational activities for kids.
Moose Pencil Holder
This moose pencil holder will be a useful addition to a child's desk. Decorate a tin can or a paper cup by gluing cut-out letters of the child's name on it. On a piece of thick paper such as cardboard paper, draw a picture of a moose's head and feet. You may also print out a picture of a moose's head and feet from online sites such as Danielle's Place which offers many moose templates ideal for this project. Color the picture and cut it out. Cut two slits upward where the legs are. Insert the moose cut-out on the edge of the tin can or cup with its legs dangling over the tin can or cup and secure with tape. Fill the tin can or cup with pencils and markers.
A moose bookmark can make reading more fun. Cut a piece of colored construction paper or cardboard paper into a rectangular shape with a measurement of 6 by 2 inches. Use the moose pattern from the pencil holder project and glue it on top of the paper. Let the moose's legs drape over the topmost part of the paper. You may let the child draw on the paper or glue cut-outs to decorate it.
Morris the Moose Activities
"Morris the Moose" is a book written and illustrated by B. Wiseman which tells the amusing tale of Morris, a moose who thinks other animals with antlers and horns are moose like him. This book will teach children about the differences and similarities of animals. After reading the book to the children, ask them why they think Morris thought all animals were like him. Let them compare and contrast the different animals Morris comes across. Let them name all the similarities of the animals with Morris, such as they all have four legs, a tail and things on their heads. Then let them name the differences, such as the cow says "moo" while Morris does not, and so on.
Silly Moose Headband
A silly moose headband can be used anytime especially during fun classroom activities. Cut a long strip of brown or tan-colored cardstock paper1 inch in width that can fit around a child's head. Once you determine the correct size, glue the ends of the strip together to make a circular headband. On another piece of brown cardstock paper, let the kids trace their hands with a pencil. Let them trace all the way down to their wrists so that you can use the wrist area to attach to the headband. Cut out the handprints and glue then to the headband as antlers.
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