October Math and Ideas
This is a great way to teach symmetry and positive/ negative at the same time!
This looks a lot harder than it was. My kindergarten class was able to do it without any big problems. But, we did this in a small group.
1 -- black construction paper 6 inches x 9 inches
2 pieces of orange paper 4 1/2 inches x 3 inches
Start at the bottom and draw a pumpkin with a stem. Starting at the bottom, students cut out the pumpkin. It has to be all in one piece to work! They also need to save both parts. There are no scraps to this project!!
They glue one part at the top and line up the orange and black papers at the top, left corner. Then I tell them to put the cut out right under where the hole is located.
For the second pumpkin, they repeat the directions, but reverse the cut out on the other section. This also gives it a checker board effect.
I have also posted a picture of a ghost using the same idea. It might be easier for young ones to do the ghost first. Ghosts can be any shape? You can also use larger paper.
A pumpkin estimation activity with directions, photos and PDF files to make a bulletin board display is included in the October Ideas Package.