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Learning Outcome: Motor Skills

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!

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.

PITTER PATTER PLATE

Pitter Patter Plate

Combine art and science to teach about elements that resist one another! A perfect introduction to the crayon-resist technique, this activity will also help children build grasping and motor skills as they scrunch and grip paper towels for painting.

COFFEE FILTER WINDSOCK

Coffee Filter Windsock

A windsock is not only a fun and flowy decoration—it's also a great way to introduce concepts like wind velocity and direction! These vibrant windsocks made with Liquid Watercolor and Texas snowflakes look stunning and may be used for active play.

Origami Art Book

Origami Art Book

It is important to expose your children to different cultures in order to allow them to become well-rounded adults. Creating Origami Art Books with your children is a great way to introduce them to a bit of Japanese art and culture.

GLITTERY WAX PICTURE-010

Glittery Wax Painting

This educational art activity will have children using a unique art technique and getting hands-on to manipulate their artwork. This activity provides a unique way to practice fingerpainting without the mess—plus, children will enjoy painting on a non-opaque canvas.

WATERCOLOR WEAVING

Watercolor Weaving Mat

Combine a classic weaving activity with the beauty of watercolor! Weaving activities are a great way to develop fine motor skills and introduce crafts such as baskets and textiles. Liquid Watercolor™ adds a gorgeous watercolor component, and a chance to explore complementary colors.

3D BIRD

3-D Bird

Shapes, color and spatial awareness meet in an activity that will make children chirp for joy! Learn about contrasting colors by creating a three-dimensional artwork out of your own collage paper. Then, build a sturdy base strong enough to display it.

Shoe Print Putty

Shoe Print Putty

Putty offers benefits for children of many ages. Younger children benefit from the sensory play and exercise of squeezing putty and older children are able to express themselves creatively by molding. This shoe print putty can serve as a cute classroom decoration or sentimental gift for parents.

Stamping Creative Craft Activity - DIY Foam

DIY Foam Stampers

Don't have exactly the stamper that you're looking for? Make it yourself using foam cubes, foam sheets, foam shapes and more! This activity is a fun way to demonstrate how children can make their own unique tools for artmaking.

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!

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.

Rainbow Weaver

Rainbow Weaver

Weaving activities provide so many opportunities for learning and skill development! As children weave these lovely rainbows, they’ll be learning about colors and a classic artform while also building critical fine motor skills.

HOMEMADE FUN STETHOSCOPES

Homemade Stethoscopes

Young children are fascinated with how the human body works, and listening to a heartbeat is particularly intriguing. This activity provides a simple way to hear to the human heartbeat and gain body awareness by learning about and creating a rudimentary stethoscope.

STEM Activities measure with cubes

Measuring With Cubes

Measuring lengths of items is always a fun learning experience for little ones. Since it's not yet important for young children to know specific units such as inches and feet, using other materials provides a unique approach while teaching the fundamentals.

STEM Activities nothing machines

Do-Nothing Machines

Explore the process of creating machines that do…nothing! This activity encourages creative engineering and helps children learn the vocabulary and processes to constructing a project. With no set direction, there is no pressure to complete a design—simply fun and learning!

STEM Activities maze building

Maze Building

Construction projects are a great way to reinforce engineering skills and vocabulary, and constructing a maze adds an added component of creative thinking! Introduce children to the concept of a maze, and use words like construction, build, structure, stability and hypothesis as they work.

STEM Activities tubular math science

Tubular Math & Science

Classification and sorting can take on a more personal meaning when children use items they've created themselves. This activity gives children an opportunity to use recycled household materials, create their own manipulatives and sort them by pattern or color.

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