Ocean of Acronyms
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Ocean of Acronyms

Age Range: 3-5
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Purple
  • Glitter Glue - Silver
  • Crayola® Markers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Jewels
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Glitter Glue - Gold
  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes
 
 

Developmental Skills

 
  • Fine Motor
  • Cognitive
 

Project Instructions

  1. Pre-work: Teachers, make different fish shapes from foam that students can trace.
  2. Have students trace a cut out of the desired fish with a pencil onto the foam and cut out. Using a pencil, write an acrostic poem on the foam fish shape.
  3. Trace over the poem with markers or glitter glue, making the first letter of each line stand out from the rest.
  4. Glue on acrylic jewels, wiggle eyes and other decorations to make the creature come to life!

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.

Background

After a unit of study on the oceans and the animals that live there, have students choose three animals that they are especially interested in. Have students write acrostic poems about each one on their very own fish. Have the class work as a group to draw an underwater mural so that they can display their poems on the mural.