Got bored kids? Entertain them by doing crafts at home. Little ones will surely have loads of fun doing this simple but awesome handprint dinosaur craft for kids.
Among the variety of playful activities, different crafts contribute to children’s concentration and attention, which encourages the fluidity of their thoughts, imagination, and creativity.
Considering the Montessori method, which promotes learning through active experiences and educational crafts, children develop a high level of autonomy and self-learning. They acquire new skills, accompanied by a guide in charge of providing help if needed. No activity is in vain, even recreational activities.
Giving children a blank page to entertain them can show us a lot about children’s personalities. They find how to communicate their feelings and stimulate creativity through pictures. However, there are specific crafts for different ages and different learning rates.
It is essential to create an environment where they feel happy and pleasant. This space should be adapted to their capabilities and responsibilities as they become responsible for their objects. This teaches them to take care of themselves in activities such as combing their hair, etc.
The world of crafts is vast and diverse. It allows them to play with their imagination. Today, it will enable us to instill in children, from an early age, activities that include recycled materials and their importance.
The Montessori education method of teaching, promoting, and highlighting adjusts to each child’s individuality, interests, and expectations, leading to the full development of individual, social, intellectual, cultural, and emotional capacities.
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this dinosaur craft activity, children will stimulate and strengthen the muscles of their hands, wrists, arms, and fine motor skills.
Difficulty level: Average. This dinosaur activity is designed for boys and girls to carry out autonomously by following instructions.
- Motor skills
- Following instructions
- Visual discrimination
- Googly eyes
- A paintbrush
- A container with glue
- 2 extra containers
- A marker
- Yellow card stock or heavy paper
- A dinosaur head previously made
DINOSAUR CRAFT FOR KIDS ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT
Draw the silhouette of the child’s hand on the yellow paper.
Cut the hand shape out.
Cut out and glue the previously drawn dinosaur’s head to the body.
Draw, cut, and glue the horns of dinosaurs. Note these shapes can be one continuous piece or individual pieces.
Decorate the dinosaur, glue the eyes, buttons, and draw the dinosaur’s mouth.
Dinosaur craft for kids made with different materials
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Give kids extra home activity materials. For sure, children will love our dinosaur themed worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW DO WE DO THIS DINOSAUR CRAFT FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This dinosaur craft for kids activity can be developed with younger children. At this age, children are developing their fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination to use scissors correctly. Figures previously made could be used so that it is not difficult for them to do this craft. An adult must guide them. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children’s development abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This dinosaur craft for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the level of difficulty, it is necessary to change the materials. Children can craft with geometric figures of several shapes and sizes to use their creativity and make a dinosaur. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to development and children’s skills.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE DINOSAUR
This dinosaur craft for kids video will provide you with step-by-step instructions of “THE DINOSAUR” activity designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. A craft is made to promote various activities such as drawing, cutting, and gluing the different shapes they create or that were previously made.
This dinosaur craft for kids activity will allow children to develop motor skills, following instructions, visual discrimination, focus, autonomy, self-reliance, self-esteem, and patience.
They will need the following materials to do the activity: Buttons, googly eyes, a paintbrush, a container with glue,2 extra containers, scissors, a marker, yellow card stock or heavy paper, and a dinosaur head (previously made depending on the child’s age o they will need adult help).
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