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Learning Outcome: Motor Skills

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!

Celebrate Pride! Glittering Disco Pride Rainbows

Glittering Disco Pride Rainbows

Who can deny the fun and sparkle of pride month! Why not bring the glittery fun to your craft hour? Put on some fun disco music and let the kids create glitter rainbows to celebrate pride month. Does your classroom have a disco ball? It may be the perfect time to get one!

Celebrate Pride! Pom Pom Fluffy Pride Rainbow

Pom-Pom Fluffy Pride Rainbow

This craft requires no scissors, so it can be created safely by very young children. Children can practice identifying colors and sorting the pom poms by color.

Celebrate Pride! Rainbow Heart Stained Glass Window Art

Rainbow Heart “Stained Glass” Window Art

These colorful window hangers will add a burst of color to your home or classroom! Hang them in a window to be seen from outside and inside, and marvel as they filter light into a rainbow of colors.

Celebrate Pride! Bookmarks for Pride Month

Bookmarks for Pride Month

Bookmarks are easy to make and fun to give as gifts. You don’t need a lot of fancy art supplies or planning to provide a quick craft activity like this one!

Celebrate Pride! Love Makes a Family Paper Cutouts

Love Makes a Family Paper Cutouts

Provide children with a few symbolic stencil shapes and let them tell the stories of who makes up their families.

Celebrate Pride! Torn Paper Rainbows

Torn Paper Rainbows

This craft requires no scissors, so it can be created safely by very young children. Children will practice identifying colors and sorting pieces of paper by color.

Celebrate Pride! Recycled Material Heart Door Hangers

Recycled Material Heart Door Hangers

Create a welcoming heart craft to show that your home or classroom is a loving and friendly environment for all.

Celebrate PRIDE - Rainbow Flag Heart Display

Rainbow Flag Heart Display

Create a colorful heart display for your home or classroom to open up conversations about what the colors represent and why those meanings are important.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Beaded Heart

Beaded Heart

A hanging gift for a family member is perfect for Valentine's Day!

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.

I'm A Special Flower Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

I’m a Special Flower

All flowers are different, but beautiful in their own ways—just like people! This activity will have children focus on the unique, positive qualities about themselves that they can share with each other.

Everyone Fits in Here Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

Everyone Fits In Here

Everyone is different, but we can all fit together to form a beautiful group! Create a unique assortment of characters and then link them together to form a cohesive group. This activity is a great combination of creative expression, critical thinking and social and emotional awareness.

All My Friends Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

All My Friends

This activity gives children an opportunity to express themselves creatively while sparking discussion about their friends! This activity is easy to scale for children at all ages, and provides exceptional fine motor practice, a creative outlet and a self-esteem boost.

Bee Kind, Bee Polite Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

Bee Kind, Bee Polite

When children are polite and kind, they're sweet as honey! Help create a reminder to be nice, kind and helpful with this adorable bee craft. Easy to make with just a few supplies, these helpful bees are a great daily reminder of good behavior.

OBSTACLE COURSE

Obstacle Course

Get kids thinking, creating and moving! This activity is perfect for the kids to practice both engineering and motor skills. Children will plan out blueprints for their own obstacle course, construct it and bring their ideas to life.

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