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Learning Outcome: Self-Expression

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.

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.

EASTER Activity BLUE BIRD AND EASTER CHICK

Blue Bird Easter Chick

Spring is a time for celebrating new life! In this activity children will make pots resembling adorable baby birds that they may use for Easter baskets, supply holders or any number of things. A terrific introduction to the colors and symbols of spring!

EASTER Activity DAZZLING CROSSES

Dazzling Crosses

This shimmery activity celebrates Easter by having children decorate dazzling crosses symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rainbow of Kindness Mobile Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

Rainbow of Kindness Mobile

Kindness comes in many forms—you could even say there's a whole rainbow of ways to show kindness! In this activity, children will discuss ways to show kindness with one another and then create raindrops that will encourage them to shower each other with kindness!

Chain of Caring Creative Craft Activity for Kindness Day

Chain of Caring

Demonstrate how acts of kindness can link us all together! In this activity, children will contemplate why it's important to be nice to each other. They'll also learn from each other some specific acts of kindness that they can all take part in.

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.

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.

SHAPING A SELF PORTRAIT

Shaping a Self Portrait

Unlock the abstract mind of young children! While learning about shapes, children can take this activity to make further observations and discoveries about the world around them and themselves.

WEATHER MURAL

Weather Murals

When you are working with little kids and paint, cleanup stations are a must. Prepare a few buckets of both soapy water and clean water with rags.

FESTIVE TOP HAT

Festive Top Hat

This festive hat can be made to celebrate holidays, or simply as a challenge to promote critical thinking and planning as children prepare and execute their designs. Decorate with foam paint and enjoy wearing immediately—no time needed to dry!

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.

Native Spirit Stick

This activity is a wonderful way to encourage creative expression and multicultural awareness. As children put their own creative twist on a traditional Native American craft, they'll learn about an important ceremonial object used in rituals and displayed in homes.

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.

Stamping Creative Craft Activity - Create Your Own Park

Build-A-Park Activity

Use stampers to create your dream park! Children will use their imaginations to think of their perfect park, then use stampers and other collage materials to bring that vision to life. You may follow this activity up with your own trip to the park!

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