Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a fun home activity to entertain kids. Check out the instructions below for our easy rainbow craft activity. This is a simple but super fun Montessori kids craft.
Crafts for children are of great importance since, through their elaboration, the development of multiple skills are enhanced. They exercise the brain, improve attention, promote reflection and perseverance, develop creativity and imagination. In short, it helps the development of cognitive skills, also favoring affectivity, relationships with others, and self-confidence.
Crafts offer children many benefits that allow comprehensive development. They stimulate each development area, allowing physical strengthening and reinforcing the child's fine motor skills. With crafts, children capture in a real way everything they imagine, help focus concentration and attention in a single activity.
Using different materials in their crafts is one of the things children love the most. Through them, they let themselves go to their imagination and promote their ability to concentrate. It also allows the strengthening of autonomy; each creation they make represents a work of art. It does not matter if, at that moment, they cannot understand what they just did. For children, if everything they do makes sense, they will bring their works of art a little closer to reality.
For children, observing a rainbow is a beautiful phenomenon that manages to capture their full attention. That is an excellent option to design a space where they can have the necessary materials to independently develop a beautiful rainbow. The Montessori learning method proposes that the activities carried out with children are to their liking and interest. These activities must respond to a child's need.
THEME: RAINBOW CRAFT
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this rainbow craft activity, kids will learn to develop specific psychomotor skills in contact with different materials.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This rainbow craft activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently with an adult's surveillance.
- Hand-eye coordination
- Precision of hand and finger movements
- A paintbrush in a container
- Glue in a container
- Strips of bond paper of different colors
- Cotton in a container
- A semicircle on cardboard
- A tray
Take the glue from the container and paste the paper strips on the semicircle making a rainbow.
Glue the cotton filling the entire semicircle making a cloud.
Rainbow craft made with different materials, using fine motor techniques
FREE PRINTABLE RAINBOW CRAFT WORKSHEETS
Together with the rainbow craft give kids fun new worksheet. Click the link below to download and print our R for rainbow worksheet for preschoolers.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This rainbow craft activity can be done with younger children. If they still cannot glue the strips of paper, they can make a craft of a rainbow drawing using the tearing technique. They must tear the colored paper and paste pieces of paper on the rainbow in a free and autonomous way. Parents can get involved in the development of the activity if the children require it. In this way, a rainbow craft will be carried out according to the development and abilities of the children,
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This rainbow craft activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children indeed at this age can cut using scissors. They can cut each one of the pieces. Performing the activity in this way requires greater precision in the movements of the hands and fingers. Activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – A RAINBOW HANDCRAFT
In this rainbow craft video, you will find the step-by-step of activity "A RAINBOW HANDCRAFT,"designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. They will make a rainbow using different materials and motor techniques. This easy craft activity will allow children to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination, the precision of hand and finger movements, creativity, memory, concentration, problem-solving, among others. The materials needed to carry out the activity are a paintbrush in a container, glue in a container, strips of bond paper of different colors, cotton in a container, a semicircle on cardboard, and a tray.
Do you like this St. Patrick's Day rainbow craft? Make sure to check out our other St. Patrick's Day activities.
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Get super cute outfit for your little ones, check out this Rainbow Bodysuit.
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