Did you know that doves can survive in the desert, tropical forests, and highlands?
Doves also eat a wide variety of foods.
From fruits, and seeds to insects! Amazing, right?
We didn’t want to miss out on these fascinating birds, so we included this printable dove template in our collection of bird templates.
We’ve also included ideas for how you can use this printable dove template in your daily routines and learning plans.
Plan a fun and productive weekend with your family around these dove-themed activities.
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Printable Dove Template
Printable Dove Template Materials Needed:
- Printer Paper
- Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons
- Printable Dove Template (FOUND AT THE BOTTOM)
Make your child’s finished dove template a forever memory by laminating it! We use this laminator and cannot express how much we love it! It is not only inexpensive, it is SO easy to use!
Your kids will love seeing how much you adore their art work when you laminate and display it for years to come!
Looking for more amazing crafts ideas? Check out our Dove craft, Pigeon template, and Birdhouse template.
Ideas for Printable Dove Template
This printable dove template is full of great ideas to enhance your child’s reading, language, cognitive, and fine motor skills development.
Take out a pen and paper and jot down ideas for incorporating this printable dove template into your lesson or routines.
1. Dazzling Books About Doves
Read these informative books to learn more about these beautiful birds.
Enjoy exploring the vivid pages and be amazed by the real-life dove photographs.
You can read these books before or after working on the printable dove template.
- Dove: An Amazing Animal Picture Book about Dove for Kids.
- The Two Doves: A Children’s Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso
- Yak and Dove
2. Handprint Dove
Do your children enjoy working with their hands?
This printable dove template idea involves tracing and making a dove craft with our hands.
This handprint dove will keep those small hands occupied for hours.
Only construction paper, scissors, glue, and markers will be needed for this activity.
It’s simple to find in the house!
Trace your child’s hand on white paper to begin.
They have the option of using either their right or left hand.
If they wish to, they can trace two hands.
Cut out the handprint outline and glue it on a piece of construction paper in a darker color.
Using the marker, draw the dove’s eyes and beak.
You can even use one piece of construction paper to combine your children’s and your own handprints.
If you have a larger piece of paper, you can invite more family members to participate in this activity to make different sizes of handprint doves.
3. Paper Plate Dove
We enjoy easy-to-find craft materials because they allow us to create the most interesting DIY art activities.
Paper plates are one example.
There are many artistic possibilities using paper plates.
We’re going to build a flying dove craft out of paper plates with this printable dove template idea.
You can even do this while having a picnic with your family.
Start by drawing the body of the dove on the paper plate.
The dove template can be used as a guide.
Cut out the dove outline after drawing it.
To form the dove’s wings, cut another paper plate in half.
Glue the wings to the dove’s back.
You can also use crayons or markers to draw the dove’s face.
These paper plate dove crafts can be used as wall art, door decorations, or ornaments.
4. D is for Dove
It is never too early for children to learn the alphabet.
Learning the alphabet allows little ones to expand their vocabulary and improve their communication skills.
In this printable dove template, we will use the dove to teach about the letter D.
You can also start introducing the phonic sound of D.
You can use a letter D cutout, flashcard, or picture for this activity if you have one.
Also, print a copy of the printable dove template.
In my lesson with my kids, I showed them a D foam letter with a dove template.
“This is the letter D,” I continued, “and this is a dove.”
Allow your children to say the letter and the word “dove” aloud.
You can also include “D is for Dove” or “Dove begins with the letter D.”
This activity not only teaches the alphabet but also introduces science by associating the dove with the letter D.
Have fun organizing your learning plans for your preschoolers and kindergarteners.
These printable dove template ideas will surely put all the fun in learning.
Your little ones will want to learn about doves more than ever!
Printable Dove Template:
Are you ready to get started on this dove printable template?
This simple dove coloring page does not require many art supplies, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
My kids worked on it by using white crayons, white feathers, and white paper strips.
They used white materials to create a white dove.
Allow your children to express their creativity by giving a variety of art supplies.
The more they can use, the more their artistic abilities grow.
How did you find these printable dove ideas?
Which idea was your child’s favorite?
Don’t forget to share your experiences and learning plans in the comment section.
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