Celebrate spring with a colorful symmetry activity featuring springtime critters! In our April blog post, we are featuring three printable coloring pages you can use with little ones to help them practice basic symmetry. Read on to find out more.
Are you looking for a quick and easy activity to help your students practice symmetry? We have you covered! Print out these coloring pages of a butterfly, bumble bee, and ladybug. Students will complete the drawing to create a symmetrical image.
In addition to the printable coloring pages, your students will need crayons, markers, colored pencils, or other coloring supplies to decorate the critters.
This activity couldn't be easier!
Students will trace the dotted line to complete the outline of each springtime critter.
Then, they will color in both sides of the insect to create a mirror image.
Finally, they will fold the coloring page along the line of symmetry to see how the halves fit together perfectly.
Display your students' symmetrical artwork around the classroom for some instant seasonal décor!
If you want to take this symmetry art project to the next level, you could have your students use bingo dabbers or finger paint to decorate one half of each insect, leaving the other half blank.
Then, students can carefully fold the coloring page along the line of symmetry in order to transfer the colorful patterns to the blank half.
Although the paint or ink may not transfer perfectly, it will still create a mirror-image effect that demonstrates basic symmetry.
This activity is ideal for second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
What activities do you like to do with your students to practice symmetry? Share your ideas with our teaching community in the comment section below.
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Looking for more educational, engaging activities to practice basic symmetry with your students? Browse our interactive math lessons on iKnowIt.com.