This toilet paper roll cow craft for a “Click, Clack, Moo” lesson on perseverance is made easy with a free printable available here. The results are adorable, and kids will enjoy connecting literature with art.
As part of my character building education series, I show how books can teach important lessons in character. “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that Type” is the perfect book to teach perseverance.
Character Building Education Series
More good news! Each trait comes with over a week’s worth of lessons. You could work on character with your kids every single day of the year if you chose to follow along.
This character building activity focuses on perseverance. Here is our initial lesson in perseverance. If following the series, always do that lesson first. Click here for all of my lessons on perseverance.
Now on to today’s lesson.
Cow Craft for “Click, Clack, Moo” Lesson on Perseverance
If you haven’t read, “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that Type,” by Doreen Cronin, it’s a really fun read. Today’s lesson will be focused around that.
Objective: Kids will explore “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that Type,” to better understand the benefits of perseverance.
Materials Needed to Make this Cow Craft for “Click, Clack, Moo” Lesson on Perseverance
- Book “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that Type”
- Empty Toilet Paper Roll
- Free Cow Template Printable Printed on a Piece of Heavier Weight White Paper
- Black Sharpie or Black Marker
- Glue or Glue Dots
- Craft Google Eyes
- Pink Paper or Pink Marker
How to Make this to Make this Cow Craft for “Click, Clack, Moo” Lesson on Perseverance
- Print out cow printable.
- Cut out all parts of cow printable. Mouth/nose portion will be cut out of pink paper or colored pink.
- Color spots and hooves on cow body, tip of tail, tuft of hair and inner part of ears with black Sharpie or marker. Draw a smile and dots for nose
- Using glue or glue dots, attach the mouth/nose portion, craft eyes, ears, and hair tuft onto the oval face.
- Wrap the body portion around toilet paper roll and press firm to attach with glue, double stick tape or glue dots.
- Using tape attach the head to the front of the toilet paper roll and tail to the back.
How does this “Click, Clack, Moo” Toilet Paper Roll Craft Teach Perseverance?
Read the book, “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that type with your kids and ask the following questions:
- Which characters in this book demonstrate perseverance?
- How do the character demonstrate perseverance?
- What were the results of the perseverance demonstrated?
Kids will quickly note that the perseverance of the animals resulted in getting what they wanted. If the cows hadn’t been determined then they would have continued to be cold out in the barn rather than receiving the heating blankets they desired.
After familiarizing everyone with the book and conversing about the topic, begin the craft. Combining literature, art and character building promotes greater depth of learning.
For more activity ideas based on books, you’ll want to check out this post.