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# Halloween Shapes: Craft Patterns

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Here's Halloween Craftivity Fun--ready to print--all black and white.

Integrate MATH, ART, and HALLOWEEN FUN
Get the patterns and shapes you need to make your room "BOO-tiful", and let the kids create their own little shape books--some with lines, some blank--so that you have lots of options.

Math Common Core Standards included symmetry concepts. This is a great introduction to symmetry when students fold paper, and cut out the mirror image of a shape.

The shapes are: pumpkin, bat, cobweb, candy, ghost, and a witch's hat. You have many shapes that can be used in multiple ways--it's up to your own imagination!

Kids will have fun with these large shapes to print, cut, trace and decorate and personalize. This is a fun craft activity as well as a chance to practice some fine motor skills, too. So let the kids do the cutting and assembling of the shapes!

Teachers can use them to write in text (by hand) in order to make worksheets--adding vocabulary words, or sentences, math problems, or fun tokens--or October hall passes.

This file contains 6 large templates or patterns and 6 smaller versions of the same. The small ones come in both blank and with lines.

There are extra papers added--regular paper-sized shapes with lines and also without lines so that you can make shape books.

Good Resource for Practicing Skills and Concepts
Students practice skills such as fine motor as they trace, cut, and fold.

This could be a chance to show how art and math are so closely related. (All of this would depend upon your age group, how you would like to introduce those concepts, and to what extent.) Symmetry and the concepts of whole, and halves could be taught along with this activity.

Lessons on symmetry and math concepts are NOT included in this file. However, you could definitely use this in a lesson on symmetry and equal parts, etc.

This file is versatile enough for a wide grade range. First graders who are working on cutting skills will have a different experience than fourth graders who want to decorate the room or use the templates for some writing or decorating projects. So, even kindergarteners could just work on cutting out the pumpkin and hat, which would be easiest, and closer to their motor skill level. First graders could easily cut out the shapes to decorate or even make shape books out of all of the ones in this file. You can also use the shapes for a single writing piece. Just one shape with any writing paper glued on top.

Older students--grades 3 & 4, would be most able to make the 3-D shapes to hang, decorate, and/or add their writing to them.

I have used these shapes for second, third and fourth graders. They seemed to enjoy the simple directions. K-1 would need a little guidance, but tracing and cutting are very appropriate skills for their grade level.

For Skills Across the Curriculum: Fine Motor, Math, Art, Language Arts:

In addition to using these shapes to teach fine motor skills and concepts about whole, halves, and symmetry, you can have kids make these in centers and then ....

1. Hang them in your room!
2. Decorate windows, bulletin boards and doors!
3. Use for displaying students' Halloween-themed writing. Use regular writing paper to write on and glue onto the shape for a fun matted or framed look.
4. Use them for creating class big books, or individual shape books.
5. Use the patterns for greeting cards, posters, and charts.
6. The cobweb makes a great writing graphic organizer for spelling words, poetry or any creative writing.
7. Use the smaller templates for flash cards for words, or math facts.
8. In science, use the pumpkin to cover the life cycle of the pumpkin.
9. Make tokens, use for messages, notes....and so on.

**Tips**
* Make them real-looking in 3-D by stuffing the pumpkin and candy patterns with tissue paper to fatten them up.
* Fold or crease the bat symmetrically so it looks like a real bat.

I do not have all these examples of ideas shown in the file, since my kids take home their projects and I usually forget to take pictures! But you will discover that as simple as these are, these patterns can be used for many clever ideas.
Please Note: This is not clip art. This is a PDF with printable shapes. But they are templates (printable patterns), not clip art.

Please check out the preview. You'll get a better idea of what this product is all about! Thanks a lot!
Karen
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