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Creating Mythical Creatures

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This is a simple and fun activity suited for a lesson on myths, legends or fairy tales.

Concept: The basis for this activity is to emphasize the importance of imagination and how, with it, we are able to create the magical creatures and characters often found in myths, legends or fairy tales.

Our 2 headed ostrich snake

Supplies Needed:

  • pictures or flash cards of animals, insects, reptiles, fish, people, etc.
  • scissors
  • tape

Take each picture and cut it in half to create top and bottom halves of each. Lay them out randomly on a table. Prompt the child to create a mythological creature by taking a top half of one animal and connecting it with a bottom half of another. They can mix and match as often as they want to create different versions.

Story It: Using this primary journal sheet, have the child draw their creature and write about it.

Worksheet:

Imagine This! Page

Crafts:

Collection of Fantasy crafts

Related Resource:

Mythic Mystery Map interactive activity explores mythic creatures from around the world

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This entry was posted on August 16, 2012 by in Art & Crafts, Language, Social Studies, Stories and tagged , , .
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