The paper plate was my idea because it was faster than cutting strips of construction paper and curling them with a pencil as the book suggested. We're already doing this to make our leprechauns this week so I didn't want to do it twice.
Next year I will make the students draw the face with a black crayon because it was a little hard to see the pencil. I didn't want to cut all the construction paper pieces for the face as the book also suggested. I'm always looking for a shortcut...
The students wrote lion facts on the body.
This student wrote: "They eat meat."
This student wrote: "They run. They run fast."
This student wrote: "They have a tail. They play. They roar."
This student wrote: "They have a tan."
OMG you got to love kindergarteners to appreciate this one!
The book I used is by Kimberly Jordano and Tebra Corcoran. Kim is one of my favorites :-)