Are you looking for a way to jazz up your bulletin board? I have always been a huge fan of any form of foldables, so when I realized that this particular foldable sitting side by side created a unique looking quilt, I couldn’t resist! We have been studying the five classes of vertebrates, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for my students to make a quilt with class!
Provide each student with an 8.5 x 8.5 (it can be any size, as long as it’s a square with all sides equal) square of multiple colored paper. (Light colors are best, but construction paper works too!).
Have students fold it from corner to corner diagonally. Do this both directions so they have an X when unfolded. Then fold a corner toward the center lines. Do this with the other three corners. You should now have a “box” (or it may resemble an envelope).
Then fold the corner back against this fold. Have students write on each fold the titles (such as in this case, breathing, birth, body covering, body temperature) and when you lift the flap, have students write underneath it the definition or relationship to the flap (in this case we wrote the characteristic of that flap for that particular class). This activity can be found in my Vertebrate Unit.
On the inside square draw a picture (in this case we drew a picture of the animal in that class). I like to give a variety of colors so that when we staple them side by side on a bulletin board, it resembles a quilt.
Now you have a quilt with class!
Click here to download FREE directions and an activity from my animal classification unit!