Origami Teacher Resources
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Origami In A Box
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the assembly of origami folding paper projects. They practice creating different shapes or creatures with the folding of paper. Students are led through a guided practice before attempting their own.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Origami Ducks: Geometry, Listening, and Following Directions
Make origami ducks with your class to reinforce geometry concepts and vocabulary; develop fine motor and visual translation skills; and enrich study of Japanese culture, the pond habitat, or migration. Create a whole group "worksheet" about shapes and symmetry with a word bank.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
"Can Do!" Reading, Writing, and Understanding the Art of Technical Writing
Technical and informational writing is the most common type of writing that students will encounter. Using this SMART board activity, teach your 10th graders the four different types of technical writing. They can then practice following complex directions to create an origami box.
10th English Language Arts
How to Make an Origami Paper Hat
This video shows you and your class how to make an origami hat. Why would you do such a thing? If you think about it origami builds eye hand coordination, is fun, is culturally significant, and this hat, is full of measurable angles. Three-dimensional representation of a flat surface.
6 mins 5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Origami - Eagle
What would be better than a class full of quiet engaged children? Perhaps this origami video will be the quiet activity you've been looking for. Your class will watch and learn how to fold an origami eagle. A great skill to have when funds are low and scrap paper is all around.
3 mins 5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Origami - Flamingo
Origami is not the easiest craft to master, but kids love it! This clip demonstrates all the moves needed to fold a paper flamingo. It can be used at an early finisher work station, to build dexterity and listening skills, or as a reward lesson for class points earned.
6 mins 5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Origami - Tulip
Ah what a dreary world this would be, if not for the lovely blooms. Construct a paper tulip with the help of this origami video clip. This flower folding technique could come in handy for making Mother's Day gifts to send home, paper flowers for an art project, or to hand out at school functions.
4 mins 5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird
Using origami paper birds, your biology class will experiment with mutations and natural selection to determine wing position, length, and width. It would be helpful to provide a worksheet to go with the activity that includes a procedure for creating the birds and for the natural selection exercise.
9th - 12th Science
Oragami Village Diorama
Students take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas. Then they select and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas of origami.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
One, Two, Three...and They're Off
Students make origami frogs to race. After the race they measure the distance raced, collect the data, enter it into a chart. They then find the mean, median, and mode of the data. Next, students enter this data into Excel at which time they make a pictograph.
5th - 6th Math
This one problem concentrates on the important concept of dividing a whole number by a unit fraction. Here, young mathematicians use pictures they draw to help answer this problem. Insight into the connection between multiplication and division is also an important topic covered here.
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Designed
Origami and Haiku Poetry
Art and creative writing can go hand-in-hand. Throw origami in the mix to make it all the more dynamic. Fourth graders study-up on Japanese culture, make origami butterflies, discuss geometric shapes, and then write a haiku poem. Wow, now that's a busy day!
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Johnny Appleseed Origami
Second graders make an origami Johnny Appleseed. In this geometry activity students follow folding instructions. They find different geometric shapes while they are folding. They create Johnny Appleseed's body and attach a face and hands as well as apples and shoes.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts