Teaching Resource

Create a Creature - Craft Activity Cut-Outs

PDF | 9 pages|Grades: 1 - 3

A fun, hands-on craft activity using cut-out templates to create a creature to use in a narrative text.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom to make some crazy creatures.

  1. Download and print the cut-out templates (students can share one between two).
  2. Choose the body shape and other body parts needed to make a crazy creature.
  3. Cut out the template pieces and assemble the creature either on the paper body or on a 3- object such as an empty tissue box.
  4. Students can decorate their crazy creatures any way they would like to!

This is a fun activity to use in conjunction with the Planet Xubos Fact File and Xubosian Creature Report. Students can read about the fictitious planet and its habitats, then create a creature that can survive in one of the Xubosian habitats.

This resource works great as a writing center activity during the weeks leading up to Halloween.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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Danielle Walmsley

A lot of pieces are missing from the menu. Like a bunch of arms are missing, legs and bodies??

Danielle Walmsley · Oct 30th, 2020


Hi Danielle! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. An error occurred and two different resources were combined. The Roll to Create a Creature activity is a different activity and should not have any cut-out parts. Students are to draw the parts that they roll. The cut-out pieces go with this activity which is a ‘Create a Creature’. In this activity students get to create any type of creature that they would like. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. It is now fixed and each resource has its proper parts.

Natalie · Oct 31st, 2020

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  • We have added speech bubble accessories to this resource.

    Addition by Natalie Sep 9th, 2020

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