Make quiet time a fun time for little ones by introducing them to cool activities at home. Easter arts and crafts are great projects that they can do to celebrate Easter. Check out how they can do the Baby Jesus in the manger art activity.
The only way to have better adults for our society is by educating upstanding children. The development of all children's abilities is essential; however, it is useless to have an excellent professional if he/she lacks values, which are learned at home and reinforced at school.
Children must carry out different tasks at home to strengthen responsibility, tolerance, equality, gratitude, respect, etc. But that is not all; household activities also facilitate the acquisition of new knowledge, develop motor skills, and enhance autonomy.
Often, trying to avoid suffering for children, they are not allowed to perform certain tasks they already have the skills to do. Therefore, they are prevented from developing as autonomous and self-sufficient people. Additionally, children grow up feeling incapable of taking on significant challenges in their lives. Inadvertently, parents limit and condition their children's learning.
The opposite happens when children do activities at home. They feel they are equal with other family members, understanding that their work benefits the entire family. That gives them security and confidence to face different challenges and quickly adapt to changes, develop motor skills, and learn to value other people's work.
Children's work at home should be appropriate to their development and abilities. It is vital that they are not too advanced, but not too simple either. If they create this habit from a young age, these tasks may be internalized in their adolescence and carried out without any problem.
Avoid making the mistake of dividing household chores by gender. Boys and girls can do the same tasks. Do not say they cannot have home obligations because they are studying. Teach children to organize their time, give them space for themselves, and always teach with love.
THEME: EASTER ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this Easter arts and crafts activity, children will develop their hand and finger movements enhancing self-esteem and autonomy.
Difficulty level: Basic. This Easter arts and crafts activity is designed to be done by children independently under adult surveillance.
- Movement's accuracy
- Eye-hand coordination
- Following instructions
- Colors identification
- A drawing of a baby Jesus in his crib (previously made)
- A tray
The child will select the color(s) they want to use then stick their index (pointing) finger into the paint.
To color or outline the drawing, the child will make dots (fingerprints) on the lines.
Baby Jesus house decorated with fingerprints. Fun and easy Easter arts and crafts.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After their Easter arts and crafts activity give children fun Easter worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS EASTER ARTS AND CRAFTS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this Easter activity with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, children can perform the motor skill activity with their fingers. To make it easier for them, they can paint the drawing however they want. They can do it freely by filling in the drawing. In this way, children will carry out an Easter activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
You can do this Easter activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level and make the activity more enjoyable, children can use different materials to enhance motor skills and creativity. In this case, the materials they can use are cotton, a sponge, Play-Doh, or a paintbrush to perform the dry brush technique. In this way, children will carry out a motor skill activity appropriate to their development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – BABY JESUS AT HOME EASTER ARTS AND CRAFTS ACTIVITY
In this video, you will find a detailed description of the activity "BABY JESUS AT HOME," designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. Here they will draw with their little fingerprints, using different materials and strengthen fine motor skills.
This preschool activity will allow children to develop precision in movements, eye-hand coordination, following instructions, autonomy, self-esteem, confidence, and color identification. The materials are drawing the baby Jesus in his crib (previously made), paints, and a tray.
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