Art of Origami for 4C
Hands-on Workshop Arts & Crafts
Students will be guided by experts in making their origami.The aim of this activity is to engage students and promote critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. It will also teach patience and give amazing rewards in the end along with lots of fun.
January, 2020 was dedicated to origami activities in all the partner countries. Students were delightful to learn new methods of origami.
Maestro Juan de Ávila school, from Spain, was the first to start working in this activity. The children were very exciting with the origami activities. They made different origami crafts, most of them related with Christmas. According to the coordinator Matea Muñoz, this kind of activities “develops eye hand coordination, sequencing skills, maths reasoning, spatial skills, memory, but also patenience and attention skills. Origami allows children to develop fine motor skills and mental concentration“. See the video below or click here.
The pupils of Aşağı Çiyanlı Ş. Ahmet Birkaç İlkokulu, from Turkey, has done various kinds of origami works with the guidance of their teachers. The classes 4A and 4B have designed different animals such as dogs, fish, bats and cats just by folding the paper or using a little cut. Apart from the animals, they created sofa, plane, bag and fans. With the help of their teachers the pupils have learnt some new ways of paper folding. It was both fun and inspiring.
The students of Marinheira School, from Portugal, also did this very fun activity. They were visited by two expert teachers of the Regional Education Arts Services, who came to teach the students to make some figures in Origami.
The students made a hat, a boat and a penguin. But the guest teachers left instructions to later make the dog, cat, heart or tulip in their classrooms. It was very funny to try new shapes with paper! See the video below or click here.
In Comprehensive Institute 2 Giovanni Pascoli, January it was also time to… ORIGAMI!
The 4th and 5th classes have created, in line with the activities planned for our project, objects of various shapes with paper. They also learned that Origami are created with hands and paper, without using glue, scissors, squares or rulers.
There are many educational objectives, for example in geometry it is very useful because pupils become familiar with many words of this discipline (side, diagonal, midpoint, right angle…) and can be reflected by comparing the characteristics of the figures (symmetry, extension of the surface, angular measurements…).
Great is the commitment but great is also the satisfaction of creating many different objects with your hands and a sheet of paper.
Students of Ruskilan Koulu Nakkilan kunta, from Finland, also participated in this activity. The pupils liked the origami project overall, but they found it a bit difficult at first. Some of the pupils picked an origami which was too complicated for beginners so they switched to easier ones. This project required lots of concentration but most importantly they had fun.
Pupils of Kelmes Aukuro Pagrindine Mokykla, from Lithuania, also made beautiful designs in origami. See below some pictures of the origami activities in primary classes in Lithuania.