A month ago I shared these free little math books with you. They came about because I was gathering ideas for a word family series and thought the little books were too cute not to share. Well… I’m still working on creating hands-on word family activities for kids and this week I decided that a pinwheel would be fun.
So today I’m sharing the origami pinwheel that is part of my Hands-On -EN Words pack. Sometimes there’s a fine line between what little learners can manage by themselves and what they can’t, so I’ve tried to keep this as simple as possible.
In the quest to keep things simple, I’ve made 2 YouTube videos to help children understand how to fold their pinwheels. I have also given 2 options for the ‘wand.’ The first is to use a pin and pencil, and the second is to use a straw, blu-tac and paper fastener.
What you need
- One copy of the pinwheel page
- Pencils or markers
- Glue stick
- Pin and pencil with eraser on top OR
- Straw, blu-tac and paper fastener
What to do
- Colour the words and pictures
- Cut off white edges
- Fold according to instructions in the pack
- For extra help watch the YouTube tutorials showing how to construct the pinwheel
- Put a pin through the centre of the pinwheel and attach to the eraser of a pencil
6. OR push a paper fastener through the centre of the pinwheel. Put a little blu-tac into the top of a straight straw. Push the paper fastener into the blu-tac. Glue down any flaps then read and spin.
You can download your Word Family Origami Pinwheel here!
I’d love to know if your kids enjoy using these, so please let me know in the comments section.
I wish you happy teaching and learning!