Making handcrafts is a fun activity that kids would enjoy and is also good for encouraging creativity. Perfect for Christmas, let kids welcome Santa Claus by doing easy Santa craft at home.
Christmas Handcraft Activity for Kids
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Memory plays a vital role in the development of a child’s cognitive skills. Due to memory, children can remember information they perceive through their senses. Developing a child’s memory is fundamental and affects their day-to-day life.
The sense of sight and hearing are especially important during the stimulation and memory enhancement process. Children must be aware of what they hear and see, which will help them start a relationship with their surroundings.
There are several ways to develop children’s memory, such as handicrafts. Through this, they should follow instructions they see and hear, and then remember that while doing the task.
We must keep this in mind when trying to stimulate children’s memory. We don’t want them to feel under pressure or overwhelmed. Children under stress will not be able to produce as they would normally.
Children remember easier when relating things such as a song, a situation, a person, etc. As we all know, learning is a process; nobody in the world can learn everything at once. To reach our teaching goal, we can show them several times what we want them to do. We should test children’s memory.
After age three, children start paying attention to what they see and hear, enhancing their memory. The next Santa craft activity will test children’s memory because they must remember and follow instructions to do the activity.
Younger children could not remember complicated instructions, so we must do an easier handcraft and give one instruction at a time.
THEME: SANTA CRAFT FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Memory/Christmas Activity for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Develop children’s memory by remembering instructions given to make a Santa craft handcraft.
Difficulty level: This Santa craft activity was designed to be done autonomously by the following instructions.
- Paying attention
- Following instructions
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- White construction paper
Have the child put their hand on the white construction paper and outline it.
Draw the Santa’s hat and beard into the hand you previously outlined (make sure the fingers are pointing downward).
Apply glue to the fingers in the drawing and paste the cotton over that. This would be Santa’s beard.
Paint the thumb with red paint to create Santa’s hat.
Santa craft for preschoolers. Easy handcraft using a child’s hand
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS SANTA CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Christmas Handcraft Activity for Younger Children
To carry out this Christmas activity with younger children, you may need to lower the difficulty level and use different materials, such as play-dough, cotton, rice, and paints. This will allow them to recognize textures. If they are not yet able to draw, you should help them with it.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Christmas Handcraft Activity for Kids
You can also do this kids activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you can ask them to make a Santa card. They can fold the construction paper by themselves and draw their hands. Then, they will decorate the upper cover of Santa Claus, and on the other one, they will write a letter. It’s that easy. Children created a card whose elaboration implied greater precision and skill in hand and finger movements.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – SANTA CRAFT
In this Santa craft video, you will find a step-by-step explanation of the “SANTA’S HANDCRAFT” activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. They will do a Santa Claus, draw and decorate it using several materials such as cotton, paints, glue, and white construction paper. Skills children will develop with this activity are memory, paying attention, following instructions, accuracy in hand, and finger movements.
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