It's the Origami Nation Sensation!
After the origami butterflies (lesson here) my 4th and 5th graders were hooked! They practically demanded more origami. And I was not about to get in the way of their new found passion (or favorite past time for some). So this is how it went down...
This is the YouTube tutorial I used
Our Frog Videos:
|Students playing the bull's eye and lilypad games|
|Some students made froggy families|
It's official! Fifth grade is NOT too old for puppet making! My fifth graders had a ball making these origami faces! We were inspired by the origami double pyramid with this one. I even found a YouTube tutorial on how to transform the double pyramid into an origami talking puppet! From that point, I let the students decide how they wanted to design their puppet. I showed them how they could be held two different ways as a talking puppet and encouraged them to be creative with their facial expressions, features and accessories. Some of the kids even made it so you could hold their puppet either way and still see a face! I was quite impressed with their ingenuity and the variety of ideas I had in the classroom! The results reminded me a lot of the Muppets, so naturally, I recorded my kids with their puppets to the Muppets' song "Manamana!" I'd share that video but a few I want to maintain the privacy of my kiddos. Enough about me and the lesson...let's get to more photos!
Videos we used and were inspired by:
Origami Steps/ Tutorial