Kids of all ages will have lots of fun with this 2-steps St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun chalk art for kids activity, a Montessori home activity. Check out the step-by-step instructions for this activity below.
Art is a language that increases expressive capacity in children through various elements such as creativity and imagination. These play a significant role in their growth and learning process since these two elements favor child development. When the child draws, paints, or carries out other plastic expression activities such as sculpture or ceramics, he/she will inadvertently be expressing emotions and sensations. Even those that are deeper within his/her being because emotions are present long before birth.
With art, children find a way of feeling life. They become better human beings, and they also begin to better understand their environment. Art in children enhances their intellectual capacities, strengthens communication with their peers, and allows them to create, express, communicate and represent their reality in a visual, musical, and plastic expression.
The drawing leads children to build a representation of how they think and the way they see the world. That is a process in which children perceive their environment and interpret it. Visual arts help them to forge their personality, develop their creativity and improve their self-esteem. Hence, making it easier for them to express their feelings, wishes, and emotions.
Painting helps children improve their fine motor skills, hone their ability to handle objects, and refine their space notion. When painting, children strengthen the fingers and hands’ muscles, allowing them to perform controlled movements while unconsciously stimulating their various brain connections. These elements prepare them to carry out complex activities such as writing, making their learning process much more manageable.
THEME: CHALK ART FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this chalk art for kids activity, children will develop their creativity and precision in their hands and fingers’ movements.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This chalk art for kids activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently with an adult’s surveillance.
- Accuracy in hands movements
- Hand-eye coordination
- Chalk of different colors
- Black cardboard with a drawing of a hat
Outline the drawing with chalk.
After having outlined the entire drawing with the chalks, blend each color with the index finger.
A leprechaun hat chalk art for kids made with different materials
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the chalk art for kids activity, surprise children with fun worksheets. Click below to download and print our leprechaun St. Patrick’s day printable worksheets.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS CHALK ART FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This chalk art for kids activity can be carried out with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you should help children outline the hat since, at this age, they probably cannot do it by themselves. After that, use a cotton ball to blur the chalk. In this way, a seasonal activity will be carried out according to children’s development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This chalk art for kids activity can be carried out with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can carry out the activity following patterns that indicate how they should color the hat and then blur them. This way, a preschool activity appropriate to children’s development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – LEPRECHAUN’S HAT CHALK ART FOR KIDS
In this chalk art for kids video, you will find the step-by-step of the “LEPRECHAUN’S HAT WITH CHALK” activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here, they will make a drawing with chalk and then blur it using their index finger. This activity will allow them to develop skills such as creativity, concentration, accuracy in hand movements, hand-eye coordination, imagination, and affectivity. The materials needed to carry out the activity are chalk of different colors and black cardboard.
Do you like St. Patrick’s Day Montessori chalk art for kids? Make sure to check out our other St. Patrick’s Day activities.
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