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International Sloth Day - Paper Plate Craft

Teach Starter Publishing
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Craft a paper plate sloth on International Sloth Day with this easy-to-use template.

Learn About Sloths with Paper Plate Crafts!

Sloths, sloths, and more sloths! We have all the resources you need to bring these cool creatures to life. From worksheets to crafts to books and coloring sheets, our sloth-themed resources are sure to make you smile!

Kids love animals of all kinds, but sloths are one of their favorites. If you’re looking for ways to bring them into your classroom, look no further than Teach Starter!  We have a wide selection of resources and activities that will help teach kids about these unique animals and inspire them to learn more about them.

Our newest sloth-related activity is this fun and adorable paper plate sloth craft! This craft activity can suit any teaching unit where a sloth is involved or even when you are learning about the letter “S.” It’s simple enough that even young children can get in on the fun and provide plenty of educational value for older kids when paired with research and writing tasks.

Show Your ♥️ on  International Sloth Day 2023

Did you know that sloths have their own holiday? It’s true! And for a good reason! International Sloth Day will be celebrated this year on Friday, October 20, 2023. What is this weird holiday all about?

Sloths are adorable and extremely unique. But did you know that many species of sloth are at risk of extinction? That’s why AIUNAU, a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting all forms of wildlife, created International Sloth Day in November 2010 as a way to help people get to know these shy creatures better. Use this event to teach your students about endangered animals and how they can help protect this special creature on International Sloth Day.

✂️ Crafts with Paper Plates Build Scissor Skills!

This template makes for a bonus cutting skills activity, depending on your students’ ages and abilities. 

With adult supervision, cutting skills help students work multiple muscle groups and their brains, plus:

  • strengthen finger and hand muscles
  • build dexterity and fine motor skills
  • improve hand-eye coordination
  • develop focus and attention.

And all of these skills are necessary to use a pencil and a fork; button a shirt and tie shoes; write, type and swipe.

Scissor skills are brain and muscle skills! 

Download, Print, and Make Classroom Crafts with Paper!

Use the download button to download the printable sloth craft PDF file.

International Sloth Day Paper Plate Template - Teach Starter


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