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Learning Outcome: Self-Expression

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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