Kindergarten Origami Mood Wheel Lesson Plan Example (Art)

Topic: Origami Mood Wheel

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify different emotions and express them using origami color wheels.
  • Students will be able to create 6 different origami pieces and attach them on a paper or plastic plate with glue.


  • Origami paper in 6 different colors (red, yellow, purple, blue, green, orange)
  • Glue
  • Plate or paper
  • Scissors


  • Show students a picture of an origami piece and have them try to guess what emotion it represents.
  • Show students a tray with all the different colors of origami paper and have them match the emotion to the appropriate color.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of using colors to express emotion.
  • Show students the 6 different origami pieces and explain what emotion they represent.
  • Demonstrate how to create each origami piece.

Guided Practice

  • Have students work in pairs and provide a colored paper and glue to each pair.
  • Have students create their own color wheel by gluing the different origami pieces on a paper or plastic plate in a way that represents the emotions they represent.
  • Have students share their color wheel with a partner and explain their choices.

Independent Practice

  • Have students work in small groups and create a color wheel with all the origami pieces provided.
  • Have students use their color wheels to act out a scene, where they have to show different emotions.
  • Have students take a picture of their color wheel acting out a scene and share it with the class.


  • Have each student bring in their color wheel and explain the origami pieces they used and why they chose them.
  • Have the class discuss how they can use color wheels in their own lives to express their emotions.


  • Observe students during the independent practice and note which colors they used and if they used any of the origami pieces correctly
  • Collect and review the plates and color wheels at the end of the lesson to assess student understanding.

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