Welcome the Chinese new year with a fun indoor activity for kids. Entertain bored children with a colorful dragon-themed arts and crafts for kids activity.
Art is essential for the optimal development of children; through art, children develop many useful skills for their lives. That is why it is one of the most used strategies in schools. It is not only about allowing children to do scribbles; artistic activities are a bridge for other sciences’ knowledge and development.
Art activities help children to know themselves. It is an excellent means of communicating feelings; it is a fun activity. It develops sensitivity, strengthens the hands and fingers’ movements, helps body expression, relieves stress, and many more benefits.
Creating art is suitable for children of any age. However, due to cerebral plasticity or absorbent brain as Maria Montessori calls it, artistic activities should begin at an early age to increase skills development.
Art includes many disciplines such as music, dance, painting or drawing, theater, and literature. Music helps children stimulate the sense of hearing, promotes language, children get new knowledge through songs, and is a means of relaxation.
Literature favors children’s cognitive development as it strengthens memory, attention, concentration, imagination, and the acquisition of new knowledge and vocabulary. Reading is a habit that must be acquired from childhood, as it will be tough to achieve afterward.
Children must read with love and pleasure to ease learning. Painting is an excellent tool for children to acquire precision in their hands and fingers’ movements.
In the same way, through their creations, children express all kinds of emotions and promote creativity. And the theater develops respect and love for others. Through their performances, children must impersonate completely different people and learn to put themselves in the other’s place.
That can also show that children learn concretely, as proposed by the Montessori learning method, where this knowledge can be perceived through the senses.
THEME: ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Art activities
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this sensory activity, kids will develop and stimulate their creativity, artistic sensitivity, and precision of the hands and fingers’ movements.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This dragon activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently through the following instructions.
- Precision of the hands and fingers’ movements
- Following instructions
- Artistic sensitivity
- Drawing of a dragon previously made (Activity printable)
- Shaving foam
- Ziploc bags (one for each color paint)
Put some shaving foam in the plastic bag.
Add the paint of one color to the shaving foam and mix. Repeat to create a separate bag for each color paint.
With scissors, open a small hole on one corner of the bag. You can gently squeeze the bag and paint the dragon’s drawing. Repeat this step for each bag.
Arts and crafts for kids – Dragon drawing decorated with colored shaving foam
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
To do the dragon arts and crafts for kids activity, make sure to click the link below to download and print the worksheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This arts and crafts for kids activity can be done with younger children. To reduce this activity’s difficulty level, children can make a free drawing using the colored shaving foam directly with their hands. In this way, they will develop their creativity and, at the same time, stimulate their senses. Thus, a kid activity will be carried out according to the children’s development and abilities.
MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This arts and crafts for kids activity can be developed with older children. To increase this activity’s difficulty level, children can make foam paint drawings on their own without a printable. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children’s development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – DRAGON ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
In this arts and crafts for kids video, you will find the step by step of activity “DRAGON ART,” designed for 4-6-year-old children. They will paint a dragon with colored shaving foam. This arts and crafts for kids activity will allow children to develop different skills such as concentration, creativity, patience, the precision of the hands and fingers’ movements, following instructions, and artistic sensitivity. The materials are a previously made dragon drawing (Activity printable), shaving foam, paints, scissors, and Ziploc bags.(ADULT SUPERVISION)
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