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Learning Outcome: Motor Skills

Fall Fiery Leaves Trees

Fiery Fall Trees

In the fall in certain areas of the country, tree leaves turn fiery hues of gold, red, yellow and orange. Children may wonder, what makes trees change colors? This craft is a great accompaniment to lessons on trees and the life cycle of a tree.

Fall String Art Pumpkin

String Art Pumpkins

Everyone loves pumpkins in the fall time! Pumpkins are harvested in the fall, so we use this craft to celebrate fall and all that happens during this festive time of year.

Fall Fiery Leaves Trees

Fiery Fall Trees

In the fall in certain areas of the country, tree leaves turn fiery hues of gold, red, yellow and orange. Children may wonder, what makes trees change colors? This craft is a great accompaniment to lessons on trees and the life cycle of a tree.

Jungle Leaves

Jungle Leaves

Decorate your classroom by making your own palm leaves from construction paper! This activity helps young children build motor skills while giving them a chance to learn about and appreciate leaves.

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.

Straw Fireworks

Straw Fireworks

Recreate the color, shapes and excitement of fireworks with this explosive activity! Children will practice creative skills and motor skills while also gaining experience working with different colors and shapes. The results are explosive!

Statue of Liberty Crown

Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch

Celebrate Independence Day by holding the torch high! This activity is a great chance to introduce children to some history while creating a craft perfect for both role-playing and holiday celebration. Just be sure to let the paint dry before wearing the crown!

EARTH DAY Activity DRY FOAM MODEL

Earth Air Dry Foam Model

Create a unique model of Earth using air-dry foam and inflatable shapes! The foam is put onto an inflated shape of the children's choosing, allowed to dry, and then the form is deflated and removed. The air-dry foam remains intact and in shape!

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.

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.

Paper Plate Spiders Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Paper Plate Spiders

After this activity, you'll have a fun new friend to hang with! Children can practice and express their creativity making these simple spiders. A terrific process art activity, and a great opportunity to learn about a marvelous creature.

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.

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.

Simple Beading Pumpkin for Halloween

Simple Beading Pumpkin

It's harvest time! These simple beaded pumpkins are easy to make, and great for building fine motor skills in little hands. With a simple shape and just a couple of colors, it's remarkable how easy it can be to represent real-world objects.

Witch's Hat Craft Activity

Witch’s Hat

This Halloween activity is wicked fun, and great practice for combining simple shapes to make more complex ones. In addition to exploring shapes and developing cutting skills, children will also learn about classic Halloween colors and using negative space in art.

Shimmering Spider Webs Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Shimmering Spider Webs

While spiders are often depicted in Halloween décor as being creepy crawlies, there's no denying that their webs are works of wonder! Catch some fun with these shimmery webs as children practice focus and line drawing.

Torn Paper Candy Corn Creative Craft Activity

Torn Paper Candy Corn

Build fine motor skills with this sweet treat of an activity! Ripping small construction paper squares is a great way to build dexterity, and it provides unique sensory stimulation. Gluing the pieces together onto another sheet of paper will help with categorizing and color recognition as well.

Skeleton Handprints Creative Craft Activity for Halloween

Skeleton Handprints

A unique twist on handprint activities! Creating these spooky handprints is not only fun for the Halloween season, but is also a great opportunity to discuss the human skeleton, bones and x-rays!

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.

Peppermint Straw Tree Ornament Creative Craft Activity for the Holidays

Peppermint Straw Tree Ornaments

Create colorful Christmas trees while getting early practice with basic length and measurement skills. Bright, striped art straws make for a unique holiday design. Add a star on top and you've got a perfect holiday ornament!

Snowperson Craft Rolls Creative Craft Activity for Winter

Snowperson Craft Rolls

This activity is a winter delight as children create their very own snow people! This activity provides excellent fine motor practice, as well as plenty of practice with creative thinking and using recycled materials in a unique way.

Craft Stick Snowflakes Creative Craft Activity for Winter

Craft Stick Snowflakes

Let every child express their uniqueness by creating snowflakes with their own unique designs! This activity is a great opportunity to celebrate the start of the winter season, as well as each child's own colorful personality.

Insta-Snow® Winter Slime Creative Craft Activity for Winter

Insta-Snow® Winter Slime

In this activity, snow gets slimy! The mesmerizing slime concoction you'll make provides a unique sensory experience and is a delight to squeeze and squish. A terrific way to build fine motor skills, enjoy sensory stimulation and create a winter-themed project.

Pilgrim Ship Creative Craft Activity for Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Ship

Set sail to a new continent! Children will adore these crafts and the telling of historical (or fictional) stories with them. A terrific activity for critical thinking, creative thinking, storytelling and historical discussion.

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.

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