Being a responsible parent, you must ensure that your child gains quality knowledge and skills. Keeping them busy and entertained at the same time can be a daunting task. This is where educational fun activities and amazing craft ideas help parents and day care centers to educate and entertain kids at the same time.
If you are looking for unique and amazing craft ideas that are easy as well as cost effective, here are a few great ideas that your kids will love!
Making necklaces is always a great way to enhance your child’s creative skills while working on their hand-eye coordination and their ability to manipulate objects. Give them a thick string and large pieces of dry pasta to make these pretty macaroni necklaces.
Use pencil erasers or wine corks to create chicks and butterflies of different sizes. Stamp the body and then draw on the details. Children can also use their thumbprints to make the bodies.
Teach the children how to cut out their favorite character or animal from a sheet of paper. This will also help them in strengthening important hand muscles. Making paper dolls or other characters is an interesting craft activity that attracts both boys and girls.
Encourage open-ended creativity, co-ordination, and fine motor skills in children by making their first sewing basket. Use simple and age appropriate materials to let them have their first-hand experience in sewing. Teach them how through sewing, they can make beautiful crafts.
Carrot Foot Prints
Let the child put their footprints on paper using orange paint. Using green construction paper, cut out tops that look similar to carrot tops and add to each footprint carrot. This is an easy craft for almost any age group and is ideal for child care facilities.
Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.