In addition to the sheer fun of the activity, the real magic in Origami lies in its ability to help students in a multitude of ways. Students quickly learn the importance of following directions and maintaining focus. While developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills, students interactively gain experience with math skills including fractions, symmetry, and geometry. Unfolding the finished model will reveal a pattern of creases offering more complex concepts for discussion. The expression of math and science concepts though art, can bring tangible experience to, very often, elusive theories.
Create this easy, whimsical Origami Magic Frog in just minutes! The model works well for incorporation into an Origami/Multi-media collage for many subject areas. Use markers, paint, glitter and glitz to the finished model, bringing various character traits alive to a creative writing piece personality developed along the way!!