Shoebox Animal Habitat | Pre-K Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts of Shoebox Dioramas
Photo: Merryhill School

This is a great exercise to get kids learning about geography, environments, and animals.

Preschoolers at Merryhill School , North Carolina, studied animals and their habitats. Each student brought a shoe box from home and used clay to create a diorama for the animal habitat of their choice.

Materials such as construction paper, magazines (for photos), toothpicks, plastic plants, popsicle sticks and other craft items was used. Students used plastic figures or mold items from clay to represent animals, plants, and objects in their projects.

This is a great exercise to get kids learning about geography, environments, and animals.

The Arts and Crafts of Shoebox Dioramas

Shoebox Dioramas are a part of every school year and in just about every grade they serve as a wonderful learning tool. In the process of drawing and cutting out the various objects a child is learning about the habitat. This is great but you can take it to new levels with a little thought and a little creativity.

Using a shoe box as the basis for the diorama allows the student to transport and contain the habitat for scoring and classmate review.

Using a shoe box as the basis for the diorama
Photo: Merryhill School

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Author: Shari Hassell

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