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Learning Outcome: Creative Expression

Father's Day - Collage

Meet My Dad

Create a portrait of dad like no other using collage materials! This activity will demonstrate the creative possibilities of collage art and give children a taste of creating representational artwork. And of course, dad's going to get a great portrait!

Dad Collage

Dad Collage

Write a special message to dad with a unique collage creation! This activity will expose children to the colorful and textural possibilities of collage artwork as they create a charming gift for their fathers.

10 Reasons

Show dad ten reasons that you love him with this charming craft stick activity. In addition to helping children express their feelings, this activity encourages construction skills, creative thinking and color recognition.

Days with Dad

Celebrate special days with dad with a jarful of your favorite activities! In addition to creating a great gift for dad, this activity helps children to plan ahead, practice fine motor skills and build creative skills as they decorate their jar to their liking.

Moms Keychain

Mom’s Keychain

Create a unique keychain for mom using glitter goo and beads! These colorful materials provide unique textural and design possibilities for children to experiment with. A colorful learning activity that makes a great gift!

Frame for Mom

Frame for Mom

Create a unique frame for mom using collage materials. This activity encourages experimentation with color, texture and design to create a unique and personalized gift to celebrate Mother's Day.

Leprechaun Gold Toss

Leprechaun Gold Toss

Create a leprechaun hat toss game that challenges children to aim for the gold!

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

Create golden nugget treasures with rocks and a little paint!

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

Create golden nugget treasures with rocks and a little paint!

Pom Pom Wreath Creative Craft Activity for the Holidays

Pom-Pom Wreath

This holiday, put your creativity on full display with a pom-pom wreath! Soft, fuzzy poms are a childhood favorite. This activity lets children create a design of their own for a uniquely festive holiday wreath perfect for hanging at home or in the classroom.

Gingerbread Person Ornament Creative Craft Activity for the Holidays

Gingerbread Person Ornament

These gingerbread ornaments are a real treat—just don't try to eat them! Children will create their own version of the classic gingerbread person. Encourage creative use of materials so that they can express their individuality through their ornaments.

Christmas Tree Spiral Creative Craft Activity for the Holidays

Christmas Tree Spiral

Express creativity and craft in three dimensions with these unique spiral-shaped holiday trees! These trees are a delight to create and decorate just the way you like. Hang from the ceiling or around the room to enjoy the spiral shape to the fullest.

Native American Headband Creative Craft Activity for Thanksgiving

Native American Headband

Learn about the cultural wear and traditions of the Native American by creating these lovely, personalized headbands. This terrific activity promotes creativity and fine motor skills, as well as a valuable lesson on the culture on the Native Americans.

Plate of Pumpkin Pie Creative Craft Activity for Thanksgiving

Plate of Pumpkin Pie

These pies are simple, fast and mess-free—and you don't even need an oven! Children will practice motor skills and critical thinking skills as they make this classic Fall dessert. This activity is also a great opportunity to discuss food as culture.

Thanksgiving Creative Craft Activity Hand Turkey

Handprint Turkeys

Celebrate the Thanksgiving turkey by creating your own out of a few simple supplies! In this activity, children will combine objects like paper cups and pom-poms while creating their own colorful turkey feathers. A great way to cultivate creativity and practice fine motor skills!

Tape Mummies Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Tape Mummies

Mummies come alive in this fun and simple activity! Layering the masking tape to create a mummy design is not only fun, but a great way to build fine motor skills. A terrific process art activity for cultivating creativity.

Cute Black Cat Stand Ups Craft Activity for Halloween

Cute Black Cat Stand Ups

These easy-to-make black cats are all treat—no tricks! This activity demonstrates how easy and fun it can be to turn commonplace items like cardboard tubes into interesting, representational art pieces. The final result can be great fun for dramatic play.

Spooky Bat Clips Craft Activity for Halloween

Spooky Bat Clips

Let your creativity take flight! Whether you think they are spooky, creepy or absolutely adorable, bats are a classic symbol of Halloween. These bats are a cute and colorful way to celebrate the holiday and build fine motor skills.

Silly Spooky Stones

Looking for a low-maintenance pet? Try a spooky or kooky rock monster! These Halloween creations are fun dramatic play companions and a great chance for children to express their creativity.

Frankenstein's Mask Craft for Halloween

Frankenstein Faces

It's alive! This activity will have children creating their own versions of Frankenstein's monster. Great for developing early motor skills and for Halloween-themed dramatic play.

Halloween Felt Decorations

Halloween Felt Decorations

Halloween creatures aren't so scary when they're this cute and fuzzy! This activity lets children really experiment with creating their own design and putting it all together to create a unique, personal decoration.

Slime Monster Jars for Halloween

Slime Monster Jars

These charming little creepies are as unique as their creators! This activity emphasizes creativity and personal expression as children choose their creatures shimmery interior and personalize them with all the materials available to them.

Cotton Ghosts Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Fluffy Ghosts

The light, fluffy texture of cotton balls is perfect for creating cute little ghosts! This activity is great for fine motor skills practice, and it allows room for children to express their creativity by personalizing their ghosts.

Fall Craft Activity - Stick Puppets

Crow Stick Puppets

Corn is harvested in the fall and early winter months, and crows love it! Crows enjoy eating the corn, which is why farmers put up scarecrows—to scare crows away! This craft will help to teach kids about why fall is often symbolized with corn, scarecrows and crows.

Fall Leaves - Luminaria

Fall Leaves Luminaria

Fall leaves turn fiery hues of gold, yellow and red. Use those colors to create luminarias, small paper lanterns, that can be used to teach about the transitioning colors of leaves in the fall and how light shines through different materials.

Granparent's Day Activity - Jewelry Holder

Grandparents’ Jewelry Holder

Many grandparents value their jewelry and watches because of their inherent value and the memories they inspire. Create a little bowl made specially for them to hold these items. We're going to use air-dry foam and putty along with our reusable inflatable forms to make these keepsakes.

Grandparent's Day Craft - Coaster

Grampa & Gran’s Coaster

Everyone can use a special coaster! Gran and Grampa will think of their grandkids every time they drink coffee or a cool drink while using these crafty coasters. Plus, children will learn some basic construction skills.

Grandma's Marbled Flower Pot

Grandma’s BioColor Marbled Flowerpot

In this activity we're going to make marbled papier-mache pots that grandma and grandpa can use for flowers, change, pens, treats and more!

Grandparent's Day - Bookmarks

Watercolor Bookmarks for Grandma and Grandpa

No matter our age, reading is good for our brains! Encourage grandma and grandpa to read more by giving them a unique and personal bookmark gift. It's sure to bring smiles to their faces!

July Noisemaker

July Noise Maker

Celebrate the 4th with some noise! No 4th of July celebration is complete without noisemakers, and this activity will have children making their own in no time. Decorate as you like for creative expression and build motor skills playing this festive drum.