Looking for a cute Easter art project?
Or how about a fun way to teach multiplication facts?
I found this chick potato print project the other day and these adorable chicks got me thinking they would work perfect for 1) just a cute art project or 2) an activity to teach a multiplication fact.
Using the story and picture association to teach the times tables is a great way to help kids remember the facts.
Like 6 (chick) x 6 (chick) = 36 (dirty chicks), check out the cute class activity with free printable here.
I thought these chicks would go perfect with the story 3(tree) x 6 (chick) =18 (aching)
Using the directions from the video, have your students paint the chick scene.
Now have them add a tree to the chicks back using paint, markers, or if you are feeling really crafty bring in a few twigs broken into small pieces and glue those to the backs of the chicks.
If you opt for the twigs, once they are glued simply turn it into a tree by drawing or a potato printing with green paint.
For this activity you will need:
- Large and small potatoes cut in half
- Plastic forks
- Construction paper, the video suggests blue
-Green and yellow paint
- Orange beaks ( you can use small orange triangles cut from paper or an orange marker)
- Small sticks or twigs
Here's how the story works and teaches your students.
Now watch this video.
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