Are you looking for a simple book-inspired activity for your kids? After reading one of the mouse books by Laura Numeroff or any other mouse themed story, your kids will have fun creating this Mouse Shape Craft!
Mouse Shape Craft:
Not only will this book-inspired craft help your kids practice recognizing and naming shapes, but it will help them develop their fine motor skills too. By cutting and gluing the shapes together, your kids will work on their hand muscle strength, hand and eye coordination, and much more! These are important skills for pre-readers and pre-writers!
Getting Ready To Make The Mouse Shape Craft:
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- Mouse Shape Templates (in color and black and white)
What Else Is Needed:
- Mouse Book for Kids
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Stick Glue
- Crayons (optional)
- Construction Paper (optional)
To prepare to make this craft, click on the pencil below to automatically download and print either the color or black and white templates on white card stock or copy paper.
How To Make The Mouse Shape Craft:
If you are using the black and white templates, your kids will color the triangle and the large circles brown. Next, they will color the smaller circle pink. They will then color the last, small circle and three, thin rectangles black. You can also have your students use the templates to trace the shapes on brown, black, pink, and white construction paper.
If you are using the colored templates (or after coloring the shapes,) your children will cut all of the shapes out.
Next, they will glue the pink circles onto the brown circles to create the mouse’s ears. Your kids will then glue the mouse’s ears onto the triangle or the mouse’s head.
After attaching the ears, your children will glue the small, black circle onto the triangle for the mouse’s nose. They will then flip the triangle over and glue the three, thin rectangles onto the back of the mouse’s nose to create the whiskers. Finally, your kids will glue the mouse’s eyes onto the center of the triangle.
This Mouse Shape Craft is such a fun project for your kids to create after reading their favorite mouse book. It’s also a great way for them to learn about shapes and develop their fine motor skills.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this book-inspired craft for later? Pin this to your children’s book board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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If you like this mouse craft, you may also like these book-inspired activities:
- Mouse & Cookie Letter Mats
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed The ABC’s Letter Recognition Activity
- Brown Bear Sensory Bottle
Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to automatically download and print the craft templates!