Learn It, Teach It: Origami
Inspired by Carmen Sandiego Episode 1, kids learn to fold an origami figure and then teach a partner to do the same.
Discover the Art of Origami
In Episode 1 of the Netflix® series, Carmen faces the VILE agent, Paper Star, whose specialty is throwing origami figures. As your kids learn origami, they also boost their communication skills as they explain the steps to a partner.
In groups, kids learn to fold an origami figure and then teach a partner how to fold that figure.
Estimated Time: 30–45 minutes
Materials Needed: Square pieces of paper, instructions for three or four different easy origami figures
- Divide the class into three or four groups, giving each group a different set of instructions. In small groups, students should follow the instructions together. Each student should fold an origami figure. Students should support one another in understanding the directions.
- After each group has figured out how to fold its figure, have each student pair up with someone from a different group. Tell partners to teach each other the figures they learned to fold. Partners may refer to instructions as needed.