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Sea Otter Paper Plate STEAM Activity for Children

Sea Otter Paper Plate craft

 

What you will need:

Dinner-sized Paper Plate, Snack-sized Paper plates, Brown Card Stock, Colored Pencils, Glue, Brass Fasteners, Scissors, Matching Brown Paint, Hole Punch and Paper.

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Sea Otters:

1. Print out the Mother and Baby Sea Otter Patterns onto brown card stock and cut them.

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2. To make the mother sea otter's body cut a dinner-sized paper plate in half. To make the baby sea otter's body cut a snack-sized paper plate in half. Glue the paper plate halves together to make a pouch.

3. Have your children paint the paper plates brown and let them dry.

4. Have your children color the patterns and then attach them to the paper plates.

5. You can make the otters so their arms, legs, tail and head move by using brass brads. If you want the baby otter to fit inside the mother otter, you will have to make the legs, and tail moveable. Punch holes in the body parts and the paper plate and attach them with brass brads.

STEM Activity

1. Science - After reading about sea otters have your children write facts about otters on a sheet of paper and store the sheet in the sea otter's belly.

2. Art and Science - After studying pictures of sea otters have your children color their sea otter patterns to look like real sea otters. Ask them what color sea otter are? Do they come in many colors? What color are their eyes, their paws, their nose, their face, etc.? Have them draw different things a sea otter might have in it's hands or eat.

STEAM Writing Activity

1. Let your children play with their otters and then write a story about their otters. Remind them to use the facts they learned about otters in their story. Store the story in the sea otter's belly.

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"What do Sea Otters Eat? STEAM Activity

What do Otters Eat? Otter Puppets and Learning Activity for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

Children read about Sea Otters and then make sea otter puppets and pretend play with Sea Otter Food.

What you will need:

Paper Lunch Bags - 4 7/8" x 3" x 10"

Mini Kraft Paper Bags

8 1/2 x 11 Card stock - Grocery Bag Brown or a grocery bag cut into printer paper size

Colored Pencils or Crayons

Tape and/or Glue

Wiggle Eyes (Optional)

 

How to Make the Otter Mom and Baby Paper Bag Puppets:

1. Print out the patterns onto brown paper that matches the paper bags. If you don't have brown paper, you can make paper from a grocery bag, or have your children color the patterns to match the bag.

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2. Cut out the patterns and glue or tape them to the paper bags.

3. Glue on wiggle eyes or use the paper eye patterns from the otter's food patterns.

Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter

4. Read Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter and find out more about Otters. To find out more about this book go to author, Karen Autio's website.

5. Print out the otter food pictures and cut the pictures out. Have your children pretend play with the otter puppets. Hide the food pictures around the room and have your children use the mother otter puppet and baby otter puppet to search for food. Ask your children what food the otters found. See if they can name all the food items. Role-play the story about Kan-Lan using the otter puppets.

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Sea Otter Mother and Baby Paper Toy

Otter Mom and Baby Paper Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock (Heavy Paper)

Scissors

Crayons or colored pencils

Staplers

 

How to make:

1. Print out the Mother Otter Pattern and the Baby Otter Pattern.

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This pattern include the mom and baby otter, otter food sheet, and printable mini book about otters (below).

2. Color the pictures and then cut them out.

3. Place the baby otter on top of the mother otter and fold the mother otter's arms around the baby.

4. Draw sea stars and other seafood on a piece of paper. Color the food and cut it out. Use the food to pretend play.

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Sea Otter Letter "O" Learning Activity

The Princess and the Tot Blog used this otter pattern to study the letter "O".

She made learning both the upper and lower case letters easy and fun for children by turning the letters into animals and other recognizable objects.

Bind all the pages together to make an ABC book that your children can use to review the letter as he works.

This hands-on activity is amazing. Check it out!

 

 

Facts About Sea Otters Mini Book and Otter Paper Craft

Otter holding a Book About Otter Craft for Kids www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Card stock and printer paper

Stapler

Scissors

Colored Pencils or Crayons

 

How to Make the Sea Otter Craft and Mini Book:

1. Print out the Mother Otter Pattern, color it and cut it out.

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This pattern include the mom and baby otter (above), otter food sheet, and printable mini book about otters.

2. Print out the "Facts About Sea Otters" mini book and assemble it according to the directions on the Printing Instructions Page.

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Sea Otter Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Sea Otter Paper Plate Craft for Children

 

What you will need:

Two Heavy-duty, Dinner-sized Paper Plates, Three 6-inch Paper Plates, Paint, Scissors, Hot melt glue and gun, Black permanent marker, and Card Stock.

 

How to make a paper plate otter:

1. Glue two big plates together, top-to-top, for the body. Glue two small plates together, top-to-top, for the head. Glue the head to the body. (You can make the sea otter a plate to hold seashells by cutting out the center of the top paper plate before gluing it to the bottom paper plate.)

sea otter diagram

2. To make the sea otter's muzzle fold a small paper plate in half and then fold back the sides as shown in the diagram to the right. Glue the folded sides to the back of the plate. Cut the bottom part of the paper plate into a mouth shape.

Walrus head

3. Glue the muzzle to the head.

4. Cut out arms, legs, a tail and ears, and glue them to the body as shown in the picture.

5. Paint the paper plates and let them dry. Add eyes and a nose. Cut a sea star shape from card stock and glue it to a hand of the sea otter.

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Paper Plate Sea Otter Made by Melody Upton using Danielle's Place Sea Otter Paper Plate Craft

Paper Plate Sea Otters Made by Followers

Melody Upton from Kids and Sea Creatures Blog made this craft.

Check out her website to learn more about sea otters.

We would love to see your version of this craft. Send us a picture and we will post it here.

 

 

 

Good Books About Sea Otters

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners
Written by Laurie Keller

"Do Unto Otters" teaches children about the Golden Rule in a fun and unique way. Mr. Rabbit doesn't know anything about his new otter neighbors and is worried that he won't get along with them. He gets some great advice form a bird "Do unto otters as you would have otters do unto you". This gets him thinking about how he would like others to treat him and how he should treat his new neighbors.

Your children will love the cartoon characters and amusing images in this book.

The author's web site also includes word searches, multiple choice questions, and coloring pages to go along with the book.