Celebrate Thanksgiving with children by doing a fun cornucopia craft for kids that they can easily do at home.
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When boys and girls get to control their fine motor skills, they are also coordinating between muscles, tendons, and nerves. As they move, they exercise core areas like the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, muscles, and joints. That’s why it is essential to stimulate childrens’ fine motor skills at an early age.
Don’t think you should wait that children get to a specific age. It will help if you stimulate them since the day they are born. But, take into account that you must do it according to their age and abilities. A 2 years old boy or girl has some motor skills, but his/her fingers are still rigid; he/she just can scribble but with correct guidance, he/she will be able to take the pencil correctly, use scissors, glue, button/unbutton, and more.
These tasks look simple, but they are not. Most of the knowledge we have is very useful for our daily lives, and we get them through our hands. Using different materials will be a significant stimulus when learning to do those tasks. Benefits of this craft for kids are that children can learn to get dressed by themselves, tying their shoes, eat using cutlery, brush their teeth, write, among others.
The next Thanksgiving activity also helps to stimulate the sense of touch by doing a horn of plenty using different materials and fine motor skills.
THEME: PAPER PLATE CORNUCOPIA CRAFT FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Fine motor skills
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Develop and stimulate children’s hands and fingers movements
Difficulty level: Basic. This Cornucopia craft activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Accuracy in hand and fingers movements
- Eye -hand coordination
- Following instructions
- Fine motor skills
- Thanksgiving food images previously made
- Paper plates
- Hole punch
Cut a plate and give it a horn shape.
Paint the plates with brown paint.
Decorate the plate with a horn shape with glitter.
Use the hole punch to open holes to the other plates, as shown in the image.
Braid a plate with yarn.
Glue the plates one over the other plate and finally glue the fruits, as shown in the image.
Cornucopia craft using different techniques and materials
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this Cornucopia activity with younger children. If they cannot open the holes, they can use play dough to put it to the plate’s edges. On the other plate, they can use a punch or rip color paper and glue it to the plate’s edge.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This Thanksgiving activity can also be done with older children and increase the difficulty level. For example, they can use Kraft paper and modeling it to give it depth. To do the food, they can use crepe paper.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION –CORNUCOPIA CRAFT
This cornucopia craft video will see a step-by-step explanation of the “CORNUCOPIA activity.
This activity was designed for 4-6 years old children. They have to do a horn of plenty to stimulate their fine motor skills, such as accuracy in hand and finger movements, hand-eye coordination, focus, and following instructions.
They will use paper plates, paint, glue, hole punch, yarn, glitter, and some Thanksgiving food images previously made.
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