Entertain kids who love dinosaurs with a fun home activity. Check out this simple dinosaur handprint craft and art activity for preschoolers.
It is essential that when teaching and educating children, comprehensive development is sought in which physical, mental, and emotional growth is guaranteed. That is why crafts are of great importance in this process. María Montessori considered that hands conserve a close relationship with intelligence, meaning that everything that can be perceived and felt will positively affect children's learning processes.
Making crafts offers a distraction for children. Through them, children learn by manipulating materials and developing their creativity, patience, and perseverance. Similarly, they develop skills and abilities in their hands' movements, hand-eye coordination, which favors the recognition of textures, shapes, colors, and sizes.
By doing crafts with children like this dinosaur handprint craft, we can achieve the goal of providing them with a comprehensive education. Although this activity can be very easy, we must have in mind their stage of development. These activities must be carried out in a prepared environment where they feel comfortable and have the necessary materials to develop these activities. The materials can be recyclable; thus, we can promote children's care and love for the environment.
The crafts must be according to children's capacities and gradually increase the level of difficulty. Handcrafts must represent a challenge for children. However, the activities must be according to their skills to allow children to do them independently to stimulate children's independence and self-esteem.
THEME: DINOSAUR HANDPRINT CRAFT AND ART ACTIVITY
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this dinosaur handprint craft activity, kids will develop precision in their hands' movements, independence, and autonomy through the craft's elaboration.
Difficulty level: Average. This dinosaur handprint craft home activity for kids is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Precision in the movements of their hands and fingers
- Eye-Hand coordination
- Following instructions
- Black card stock sheet or construction paper
- A container with a paintbrush
- White paint
With the paintbrush, make white dots on the fingers of the hands.
On the palm of your hand, draw the body of the dinosaur.
Place the hand with paint on the black paper and press so that the dinosaur's body is marked on it.
Use the paintbrush to draw the neck and head of the dinosaur.
Dinosaur craft made with handprints
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Give kids another fun activity to do with the dinosaur handprint craft. Click the link below to download our set of free printable dinosaur worksheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES??
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This dinosaur handprint craft activity can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, you can provide children with a printable with the dinosaur. Children will fill it with Play-Doh or paint using different motor techniques. This way, a dinosaur activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This dinosaur handprint craft activity can be done with older children.To increase the difficulty level, it is not necessary to change materials. In this case, children can draw a landscape with their fingerprints. This way, a dinosaur activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - DINOSAUR HANDPRINT CRAFT
In this dinosaur handprint craft activity video, you will find the step-by-step "DINOSAUR HANDPRINT" activity, designed for boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old. Here, children will do a handcraft of a dinosaur using the stamp (handprint) technique. This kids activity will allow children to develop skills such as accuracy in hands and fingers movements, Eye-Hand coordination, laterality, memory, attention, creativity, and following instructions. The materials needed are black card stock paper, a container with a paintbrush, and white paint.
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