The colorful scarecrow is a fun sensory art for kids to do to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The best way to enhance children’s learning is through sensory stimulation. Our knowledge depends on everything we perceive through our senses; all the stimuli we receive will help us develop better neural connections.
The best age to adequately stimulate children is from birth to 3 years old. The stimulation must be done with greater intensity at this age because 85% of our brain’s development occurs at this phase of our life.
When children are in touch with their environment, they experience, discover, and get new learning through their senses. This interaction with the environment also enhances the first relationships with their peers.
Children must have multisensory environments. That will allow them to develop each one of their areas. These spaces must allow boys and girls to have an experience in which children will be free to explore, discover, and enjoy their senses.
Please, remember that this stimulation must be a joint effort between parents and school. It is unnecessary to have the most specialized implements to achieve good stimulation. With the things that we use in our daily lives, we can do it. The important thing is to have colored objects, shapes, sizes, and sounds and textures.
Good stimulation will develop children’s concentration, coordination, logical thinking, sounds identification, communication skills, affective bonds, etc.
THEME: COLOR SENSORY ART FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Sense stimuli
Age: 2-4 years old children
Goal: Stimulate children’s sense of touch and sight.
Difficulty level: Basic. This thanksgiving sensory art for kids activity was designed to be done autonomously with adult surveillance.
- Movements coordination
- Colors identification
- Following instructions
- Textures identification
- A plastic bag/Ziploc
- A scarecrow shape
- A white piece of paper
Tape the scarecrow shape to the plastic bag.
Put paint of different colors over the scarecrow and zip the plastic bag.
Use the fingers to spread the paints following the scarecrow shape.
Remove the scarecrow from the plastic bag and glue it to the cardboard. Paint a landscape, as shown in the image.
Sensory art for kids. A scarecrow sensory plastic bag full of colors.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the sensory art for kids activity, give children fun worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print the worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS SENSORY ART FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
You can do this thanksgiving sensory art for kids activity with younger children. It is unnecessary to change material, but it is important to have adult surveillance to help and guide children to do this exercise. If children still can’t follow instructions, the adult must guide their hands and provide indications to allow them later to do it by themselves.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 4
You can do this sensory art for kids activity with older children, and it is unnecessary to change materials. If children can paint and tape, they can do it on their own.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – A SCARECROW FULL OF COLORS SENSORY ART FOR KIDS
In this sensory art for kids activity video, you will see a step-by-step explanation of the “A SCARECROW FULL OF COLORS” activity. This thanksgiving activity was designed for 2-4 years old children to make a scarecrow sensorial plastic bag with different color paints to stimulate the sense of touch and sight. Children will develop movement coordination, color identification, following instructions, and textures identification with this activity. They will need a plastic bag, a scarecrow shape, a white piece of paper, paints, and tape.
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