This boat craft for kids is an easy and fun activity for preschoolers to let them learn about the importance of mayflower in the celebration of Thanksgiving.
To reach children’s development in all their areas, we must work and stimulate each of its dimensions. Working with paper with children brings many physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits.
When children do crafts, they learn to plan and solve problems since they must be pending and think about which step is next. They strengthen memory and psychomotor skills by working with different materials and textures, enhance teamwork and social relationships.
When crafts are made with other children, they learn to interact with others. These skills are essential for healthy and peaceful coexistence.
Through crafts, the coordination and precision of hands and finger movements are developed; we know that as fine motor skills. The more stimulation a child receives, the greater ability he/she will get.
Crafts enhance the graphomotricity, which is the graphic movements that children do with their hands. These movements prepare and develop the skills to start writing.
One of the most used techniques to work with children in crafts at an early age is paper ripping. With this boat craft for kids activity, boys and girls strengthen their fingers and achieve coordination since, to rip, they need to move their hands in opposite directions simultaneously.
Ripping paper prepares children to use scissors. Another technique used is to make paper balls with their fingers. To develop this activity, children must achieve greater precision and strength in their fingers to do a compact ball.
THEME: BOAT CRAFT FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Boat Craft (Crumple tissue paper and rip construction paper)
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Develop children’s fine motor skills by doing crafts.
Difficulty level: Basic. This boat craft for kids activity is designed to be done autonomously by following instructions.
- Accuracy in hand and fingers movements
- Following instructions
- Social connection
- A drawing of a boat (previously made or printed)
- A cardboard or construction paper
- Colored tissue paper
- Paper sheet
Print or draw a boat, rip the paper, and make paper balls (crumple the paper).
Glue the paper balls on the boat.
Rip the cardboard or construction paper into little pieces and glue them to the boat.
Easy boat craft activity. A boat decorated with paper using different techniques.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing boat craft for kids give kids some fun worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS BOAT CRAFT FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this boat craft for kids activity with younger children. If they cannot do paper balls still, they just need to rip the paper. They can also decorate the boat with their prints using paint or with playdough.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
To do this boat craft for kids activity with older children, you will need to increase the difficulty level. Children can cut and paste boat parts. After that, they can use different materials to decorate it.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – “LET’S HAVE A BOAT” AN EASY BOAT CRAFT FOR KIDS
In this video, you will see a step-by-step explanation of the “LET’S HAVE A BOAT ” activity. This fun boat craft for kids activity was designed for 4-6 years old children to develop skills such as accuracy in hand and finger movements, following instructions, focus, and social connection. They will need a drawing of a boat, cardboard or construction paper, tissue paper, paper sheet, and glue.
Do you like this Thanksgiving boat craft for kids? Are you looking for more fun kids activities? Check out our Thanksgiving activities and printables for kids
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Celebrate Thanksgiving by getting some super cute clothes for your little ones, check out these Daddy and baby matching boat sailing tshirts.
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