Let preschoolers learn about shapes and patterns by doing the fun caught in the spiderwebs activity. This Halloween sensory crafts activity is good for children’s fine motor skills.
Activities for Children
Human beings are always doing mathematical processes, almost intuitively. One of these processes we carry out the most is pattern tracking.
According to the dictionary definition, patterns are the ordering of repeated things in a logical way, such as colors, shapes, sounds, among others. Understanding these concepts helps children start in the mathematics world.
We use math in our lives every day. Children are involved with maths when they start noticing colors, figures, and shapes. We are not aware that maths even helps children develop social skills when playing, sharing, and waiting for their turn. They start to repeat patterns in those cases.
It is very important to stimulate children during their early ages by developing critical thinking. This work must be done so children can manipulate the material they will work with; this will help them have specific thinking.
Remember that mathematical processes are abstracts. When they start working with the material, math becomes real, and that is how they reach better knowledge.
To them, colors, figures, and sizes are very eye-catching. Those are the first patterns they start playing. That is why it is necessary to always look for proper stimulation. When children are encouraged, they develop maths and music, arts, and emotional dimension.
THEME: SENSORY CRAFTS ACTIVITY FOR HALLOWEEN
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Patterns/Math Activities for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Encourage mathematical processes in children by working with patterns.
Level: Average. This sensory crafts activity was designed to be done on a standalone basis.
- Identification of figures
- Identifying colors
- Following instructions
- Following patterns
- White paper sheets
- Colored paper sheets
- A pen
Draw the shape, as shown below, to resemble a spider’s web. Repeat this according to how many patterns you want to do. i.e., circle, square, triangle.
Using the colored paper, and according to the pattern, draw the figures and cut them out.
After cutting out the figures, place them onto the spider web, as indicated. If preferred, the shapes can be glued to the web.
We made three spider webs, each one with a different figure and color. We also drew and cut the shapes corresponding to each spider web. In this sensory crafts activity, children must identify cobweb’s patterns and place them into the proper net.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR KIDS
After their sensory crafts activities give children new worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS SENSORY CRAFTS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Math Activities for Younger Children
If children cannot identify several figures, they can do this shapes activity by identifying just one pattern. It could be one figure or color. It is better to do it with different colors until they can recognize geometric forms. But this can vary according to what we are looking to improve in our children.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This sensory crafts activity can be done with older children. The best thing is that the level of difficulty should depend on the children’s age. Children should already know how to identify different patterns at this age, meaning that each spider web can have a circle, a square, and a triangle in a different order and color. Children must be able to place the pieces properly in the net.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION- CAUGHT IN THE SPIDER WEB SENSORY CRAFTS
In this sensory crafts video, you will find a step-by-step explanation of the “CAUGHT IN THE SPIDER WEB.” This was designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here, children should do three cobwebs with different figures and colors.
This sensory crafts activity will allow children to develop skills such as following patterns, focus, following instructions, identifying colors, and shapes.
The materials needed to do this sensory crafts exercise are white paper sheets, colored paper sheets, markers, a pen, glue, and a scissor.
Arts and craft for kids
Do you like our fun sensory crafts activity? Make sure to check out our other fun activities for preschoolers.
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- Check out this awesome Halloween Paper Plate Spider Web Craft for Kids with Worksheets (4-6 Years Old)
- Give kids fun activity to do. Check out this Halloween Easy Spider Craft Puzzle for Kids Worksheets (4-6 Years Old)
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