Get your little football fans excited with a fun football arts and crafts for kids activity. Check out this Montessori-based football art project.
All children love working with materials, paints, Play-Doh, blocks, colors, etc. However, these activities are easier to do before children have started their school stage. That does not mean that children's interests change upon starting school, but their priorities change; they are now focused on fulfilling other tasks and putting these activities aside.
When this happens, other activities appear that, for parents and children, seem to be a good alternative, and they are digital games. These require less physical effort, and children do not make a mess when they play. Still, it is at this point that we must ask ourselves which activities bring the most benefits to our children's lives.
Art in childhood is not a modern invention; it has existed since man emerged. It is a way of expressing feelings and emotions. Through art, children express themselves freely without fear of being singled out. However, this is not all. When performing artistic activities, many skills are strengthened, such as fine motor skills, which will allow children to improve reading processes.
Writing and daily activities strengthen children's emotional dimension as they work to express themselves more freely and without fear. Cognitive functions, such as critical thinking, creativity, and imagination, are also developed. Finally, it helps children free themselves from the stress of facing new challenges every day. Would video games provide the same benefits?
Throughout this process, the parent's task is to provide the necessary time and space. This is stressed as proposed by the Montessori learning method like in our football arts and crafts for kids below. Children must have the required materials on hand that allow them to create, explore, and learn by manipulating materials and objects. That will also help them understand the world around them.
THEME: FOOTBALL ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this football arts and crafts for kids activity, children will strengthen creativity and fine motor skills through handcraft.
Difficulty level: Average. This football arts and crafts for kids activity is designed for children to carry out independently through the monitoring and accompaniment of an adult.
- Accuracy in hands' and fingers' movements
- Eye-Hand coordination
- Following instructions
- A plastic dish
- Two half-sheets of card stock or heavy paper
- Paint in several colors
- A pen
- 2 containers
Draw and cut out the shape of a football on the heavy paper.
Draw the lines of the ball on the pieces you just cut out.
Put the paint on the plastic dish and put the yarn on top. The idea is that the yarn should be smeared as much as possible with different colored paints.
Arrange the yarn on one of the pieces of paper. Make sure that some of the yarn is left outside the shape.
Place the other card stock piece on the yarn matching the shape of the ball. Put your hand on top of the ball to hold it straight while you pull the string out.
Colorful football handcraft for preschoolers. Fun football arts and crafts for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the football arts and crafts for kids give them fun worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print our worksheets.
HOW DO WE DO THIS FOOTBALL ART ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This football arts and crafts for kids activity can be developed for younger children. To do activities according to children's development and abilities, they must be given two football shapes previously made card stock. Instead of soaking the yarn with paint, the child can pour paint directly on the card stock football.
If it is too difficult for children to pour the paint onto the card stock, the adult can help them with this step. Once the paint has been poured, the child will spread the paint using a piece of foam or a cotton ball. In this way, he/she will make a work of art with the indicated materials.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This football arts and crafts for kids activity can be done with older children. It is unnecessary to change the materials to increase the difficulty level. After the child removes the yarn and forms a figure, he/she can use a paintbrush to draw a background related to the image formed; it can be a sky, a landscape, the galaxy, etc. The important thing is that the child lets his/her imagination fly. In this way, an activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - ART WITH A FOOTBALL. EASY FOOTBALL ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS
This football arts and crafts for kids video provides step-by-step instructions of the "ART WITH A FOOTBALL" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls, in which they will use the yarn technique.
This craft activity will allow children to develop accuracy in hands' and fingers' movements, eye-hand coordination, creativity, patience, imagination, following instructions, and focus.
They will need the following materials to do the kids activity, a plastic dish, two half-sheets of card stock, paint of several colors, yarn, scissors, 2 containers and a pen.
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