Sunday, February 28, 2021

How to Make a Tiny Sketchbook!

In my last post, I shared that my fourth graders are creating Mystery Creature doors. I really wanted them to think about what might be behind their door and so we are working on tiny books to accompany our tiny door!
I'll be honest: I believe I went about this lesson backwards. We SHOULD have worked on these books and sketches first and then created our door. BUT, as they say, hindsight is 20/20 and now I'll do better next time. That's not to say their wee books haven't been amazing so far! I love all of the tiny creatures they've come up with that live behind their door. From fairies to 'magical balls of fluff' to miniature dinosaurs and even a small potato! 

To assemble these little 16 pages books, you'll just need the following:

* One sheet of copy paper
* Scissors
* Glue, tape or a glue stick
* A pencil and something to color with
* Scrap paper at 3 1/2" X 5" for the cover

This is easy and could totally be a video used for your virtual learners. BUT teaching this virtually may be a bit of a headache as paper folding lessons are not the easiest. I find they are much easier to teach with a video that kids can pause and rewind when needed.

Here you go:

If you'd like a free copy of the handout we used, just click this link! 

Have fun!
I predict you and your students will soon be addicted to making these tiny sketchbooks!

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