TASK AND MOTIVATION
Collecting things is still a popular activity for children. It comes close to child's joy in discovery and sharpens their view for that special thing. Effectively presented or veiled in careful order, collected treasures create interest for the viewer and create pride on part of the collector.
In addition to the random discoveries in nature and the targeted buying of collectables, a collection of remarkable teaching results develops in many teaching situations; collections which do not deserve to be ignored in a loose-leaf binder.
The following is suggested for the production of small books. What they have in common is that their insides have pockets which are suitable for the inclusion of texts, images, illustrations, colour samples and surfaces and flat collection objects.
To cater for the different collective passions and the individual inventor spirit, the books vary in their format, in the material properties, in the type of binding and of the closure.
Poultry is among the earliest livestock of man. Although eggs and meat from chickens are common foods, many children have never seen a live chicken.
While people living in the countryside still kept their own chickens up until a few years ago, this was and still is unusual for city dwellers. They buy eggs and meat, produced in farms or poultry farms, on the market or in the supermarket.
The subject of "livestock" is a key part of most primary school curricula. The chicken is ideal for teaching children about the handling, care and use of an animal.
The preparation of a chicken figure as a cuddly toy or a warmer for the breakfast egg is the subject of a design task, which strengthens the knowledge of the subject both in terms of emotion and touch.
- Recognise and show features of a chicken
- Expand knowledge about different types of chickens
- Appreciation of a living being
- Learn about the responsibility of man for life and the care of livestock
- Exact cutting and glueing of felt
- Combine individual parts into a whole entity
- Use whipstitch as a decorative and sewing stitch
Material and resources
- Plastic clothes pegs
- White board chalk
- Dark felt-tip pen
- Good scissors
- UHU All Purpose Adhesive Extra
- Felt in yellow, white or orange, 0.9 mm, 20 x 40 cm
- Felt in white, black, orange, red, 0.9 mm
- Colour-matched sewing thread, sewing needle
- Coins as templates for the eyes
- Felt in yellow, 0.9 mm, 10 x 20 cm
- Leftover red, orange felt, 0.9 mm
- Googley eyes, round or oval, 8 mm diameter
- Small fruit box made of wood or cardboard, approx. 29 x 19 x 7 cm
- Acrylic pain in green, yellow
- Leftover coloured paper in yellow, orange and in different shades of green
UHU All Purpose Adhesive Extra
- Quick-setting adhesive
- In the practical stand-up tube: ready to use immediately and can be emptied completely.
- Sticks all popular handicraft materials such as paper, cardboard, leather, textiles, dry and silk flowers, felt, bast, cork, styrofoam to each other and many plastics, not suitable for PE, PP
- Dries transparently
Cut a 10 x 20 cm felt strip for the body, a 10 x 7 cm felt piece for the beak, chin and comb.
Fold the body strip together sideways in the middle to the square and glue the edges together with UHU All Purpose Adhesive Extra.
Fix the glued side with clothes pegs.
Glue the open corner (only the corner!) with a dot-shaped drop of adhesive and fix it with a further clothes peg. Allow to dry.
Stretch the upper opening across from the other sides, lay the edges together, glue them and clamp them together. Orange lined: existing glue on the inside
A small pyramid has formed with an opening for the egg (bottom of the chicken = A). The pyramid has an adhesive edge perpendicular to the front (B) and downwards across the reverse side (C).
Fold the red felt in half, with chalk, draw the comb, chin flap and beak and leave folded when cutting. Cut "tail feathers" from the remaining hanging materials.
The double red parts should be glued together congruently, covering the cutting edge of the body shape. Apply googley eyes on both sides. Fix the tail feathers on the back edge. Develop according to preference.
Large cuddly chicken
The big chicken is made according to a similar principle.
For the body, fold a felt strip, 40 x 20 cm, across the middle of the square. Glue the left and right edges with UHU All Purpose Adhesive Extra. Orange lined: existing glue on the inside
Fill the sleeve with padding. Stretch the last open side at the top and glue the edges together. Fix the glueing point with a clothes peg until the glue is dry.
Decorate the glued edges with whipstitch.
Cut eyes, beak, comb, chin flaps and tail feathers from felt and stick.