Shapes, Folding, and Storytelling

STEMAZing Facilitators

Jaymie Jacobs, M.Ed., STEMAZing Early Childhood Specialist

DaNel Hogan, M.A.T., Director of The STEMAZing Project

Using a STEMAZing Picture Book, Butterflies for Kiri, as the foundation for this workshop, educators were engaged in hands-on paper folding for our youngest learners. From simple origami to paper puppets and more, the concepts of shapes, directions, and patterns were layered into the activities. Through storytelling, children will give life to their paper creations.

Shapes, Folding, and Storytelling Resources

Butterflies for Kiri

Butterflies for Kiri

Illustrated with eye-catching cut-paper collages, this book celebrates one child's determination and creativity ...
Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool

Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool

Preschool teachers can create an environment in which children are eager to explore and learn about math. They can provide developmentally appropriate materials and opportunities to help preschoolers understand the topic. Math can be a ...
Name Plate Challenge

Name Plate Challenge

An engineering design challenge ...
Origami Club

Origami Club

Diagrams and animations for origami creations ...
Origami for Kids

Origami for Kids

From the Origami Resource Center ...
Seven Essential Life Skills

Seven Essential Life Skills

From the Mind in the Making book, these are the essential life skills we want students to develop ...
Shapes, Folding, and Storytelling

Shapes, Folding, and Storytelling

STEMAZing Facilitators Jaymie Jacobs, M.Ed., STEMAZing Early Childhood Specialist DaNel Hogan, M.A.T., Director of The STEMAZing Project Using a STEMAZing Picture Book, Butterflies for Kiri, as the foundation for this workshop, educators were engaged in hands-on paper folding for ...
Simple Origami Butterfly

Simple Origami Butterfly

Includes diagram and animation ...
Simple Origami Butterfly by Units

Simple Origami Butterfly by Units

Includes diagram and animation ...
Simple Origami Cat Face

Simple Origami Cat Face

Includes diagram and animation ...
Simple Origami Dog Face

Simple Origami Dog Face

Includes diagram and animation ...
Simple Origami Earthworm by Units

Simple Origami Earthworm by Units

Includes diagram and animation ...
Simple Origami Fox Face

Simple Origami Fox Face

Includes diagram and animation ...
photo of a journal made with the STEMAZing hack

STEMAZing Journal Hack

Make graph paper STEMAZing journals that require no staples or tape, using an old bookbinding trick ...
Triangle Butterfly

Triangle Butterfly

Adapted from Arvind Gupta’s Toys from Trash Beautiful Butterfly ...
Velcro Craft Sticks

Velcro Craft Sticks

Turn craft sticks into a fun construction toy using velcro dots ...

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