Give your toddlers fun and engaging home activity. If they love dinosaurs for sure, they will be fascinated with this simple but oh so fun green as a dinosaur craft for toddlers. It's a sensorial activity perfect for 1-2 year olds.
Sensory stimulation in children is of vital importance in their development. It allows them to explore their environment and better understand what is happening in it. Thus, improving their ties with other people and strengthening ties in this way benefits the development of their intelligence, coordination, concentration, logical thinking, and non-verbal communication. It is also relaxing for them.
Sensory stimulation also helps channel children's energy since they must stand up, observe, reason, think, and interact when carrying out these types of activities.Another benefit reflected in children's lives is the development of fine motor skills. In many activities, they have to use their fingers, hands, tweezers and manipulate small objects. Consequently, it promotes the safety and self-esteem of children, awakening curiosity, and desire to learn.
Some activities to stimulate children's senses are playing with Play-Doh of different textures or sand. You can also wrap the child between fabrics of other materials, smooth, rough, spongy for them to feel the textures. Also, putting them barefoot on various surfaces, such as sand, water, earth, cloth, stones, etc.However, as the Montessori learning method proposes, it is essential to consider the children's development stage when selecting the activity.
At home, you can adopt a sensory space as proposed by the Montessori method to find different stimuli that help activate the senses of children. Use bright colors, music, expose them to smells of home and nature.For example, take him/her to the kitchen and, that way, the child will become familiar with the smells of food. Smear his/her lips with specific foods to explore the different flavors sweet, sour, salty, and foods with different textures.
The following dinosaur craft for toddlers activity is designed for children to do involving the techniques mentioned above.It is a simple home activity that can be done at home and with which parents can observe their children's skills.
THEME: CRAFT FOR TODDLERS
Topic: Sensory stimulation
Age: 1-2-year-old children
Goal: Through this sensory activity, children will develop their sense of sight and exploration of the environment.
Difficulty level: Low. This dinosaur activity is designed so that parents can stimulate the child with everyday objects.
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Social skills
- A bowl
- A plastic bottle
- Antibacterial gel
DINOSAUR CRAFT FOR TODDLERS ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT
(ADULT HELP AND SUPERVISION)
Pour the water into the bowl.
Add some drops of green food coloring to the water.
Add antibacterial gel to the mixture of food coloring with water.
Stir everything with a stick and pour the mixture into a plastic bottle. Note: using a funnel will help prevent spills. Close the bottle very well and gently shake the mixture once it's in the bottle. Let the kids interact with the bottle.
Dinosaur craft for toddlers - A green sensory bottle made with different materials
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR KIDS
Here's an extra activity that you can give kids after the dinosaur craft for toddlers. Click the link below to download and print our free printable dinosaur-themed worksheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS DINOSAUR CRAFT FOR TODDLERS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This dinosaur craft for toddlers activity can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, you can add figures, glitter, and some other items into the bottle. This way, you will catch children's attention and curiosity. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities. (ADULT HELP AND SUPERVISION)
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This dinosaur craft for toddlers activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, it is necessary to change materials to do slime or home-made clay. This will be relaxing and joyful. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children's development and skills.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – GREEN AS A DINOSAUR
In this dinosaur craft for toddlers video, you will find the step-by-step of the "GREEN AS A DINOSAUR" activity, designed for kids from 1-2 years old. They will do a sensory exercise. This dinosaactivity will allow children to develop fine motor skills, gross motor skills, concentration, coordination, language, social skills, autonomy, and curiosity. The materials needed for the activity are a bowl, a stir stick, food coloring, a plastic bottle, antibacterial gel, water, and glitter.
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