Students will create a 3-dimentional turtle out of a bowl and paint it like a painted turtle.

Lasting Ideas & Results:

Students will learn about turtles.

Essential Question(s):

Can I make a 3D turtle and paint it?


Desired Learner Outcomes:

Students will be able to...
Students will know...
Create a 3D turtle.About real painted turtles.
Paint the turtles shell.


Creation & Performance: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, Elements & Principles: 3.1, 3.2

Daily Engagement Activities:

Lesson Number Description of Activities
Day 1Students will learn the parts of a turtle and will make the body and shell.
Day 2 Students will paint the turtles shells.

Summative Assessment(s):

Describe Performance Tasks Explain &/or Reference Criteria
Creating and painting a turtle.Creation of turtle, creativity, craftmanship


Pre-Requisite Knowledge & Skills:

Student are learning about animals in their core class.


  1. Students will trace and cut out the body and legs of a turtle in green paper.
  2. Then they will glue a paper bowl upside down to the body to look like a shell.
  3. Then they can draw on a face and claws.
  4. The next class they will paint the turtles shell any design they want.


  • Green construction paper
  • Turtle body tracers
  • Paper bowls
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Paint
Modifications, Adaptations, & Accommodations:

This is a basic lesson and works best with kindergarten.


If time allows, you can read a book about turtles the first day before the project.

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