Get kids ready and excited for football season by introducing them to the football ball. This easy football crafts for preschoolers is a fun indoor activity that's Montessori-based and would let preschoolers make a fun paper football ball using different fine motor techniques.
Many parents desperately search for a way to develop the necessary skills to learn easier and enhance the intellectual level of their children. But they do not realize that children acquire new knowledge more naturally and simply. It is through playing and experimenting with their environment.
One of the children's favorite activities at school is creating crafts. Although many may see this as a simple activity that only distracts children, it is not like that. Crafts favor children's physical, emotional, and cognitive processes, allowing them to develop their autonomy and confidence, interaction and socialization with their environment, and intelligence development.
Crafts like our football crafts for preschoolers provide many benefits to children, but we will mention just four benefits for children's cognitive development in this article. These processes are essential for the adequate acquisition of new knowledge and are:
ATTENTION - is the ability to perceive the information suitably and then carry out an action. As children grow, their level of attention must develop and improve;
CONCENTRATION - It is a process that is wholly linked to attention, which focuses on the information with greater relevance to achieve a goal;
FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS - It is the ability to carry out the given indications, either verbally or in writing;
MEMORY - Refers to the power of human beings to encode, store and retrieve information.
The objective of implementing activities with the Montessori learning method with children is to enhance the skills mentioned above through a process in which the child is autonomous and a protagonist in their learning.
With this method, each child is recognized as entirely different, as is the rate at which they learn things. Crafts like our football crafts for preschoolers below will allow children to remember in a concrete and manipulative way, as proposed by this method.
THEME: FOOTBALL CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this football crafts for preschoolers activity, children will enhance their cognitive and fine motor skills through the development of a handcraft.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This football craft activity is designed for children to be autonomous and independent by following instructions and being accompanied by adults.
- Accuracy in hands and fingers movements
- Following instructions
- Hole punch
- Two pieces of card stock
- Recycled paper
- 3 containers
Put the pieces of card stock together and draw a football ball, then cut it out.
Use the white marker to draw some lines in the ball's silhouette.
Use the hole punch to open some holes around the ball edges.
Sew the ball pieces together using the yarn. Before sewing, it closed with yarn, leave a space to put the recycled paper inside the ball.
Open the ball and put the recycled paper inside of it, and finish sewing the ball.
Football ball craft made with different fine motor techniques. Easy and fun football crafts for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After the football crafts for preschoolers you can also give kids fun worksheets. Click the link to download and print our football-themed worksheets for kids.
Download the Free Printable Football Worksheets
HOW DO WE DO THIS FOOTBALL CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This football crafts for preschoolers activity can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level of it, you should change the materials. Children have not developed the ability to open holes with the hole punch at this age, so you should help them with this task. In this way, they will carry out a craft activity appropriate to their development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This football craft activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, it is not necessary to change the materials. Opening the holes requires some strength in the hand muscles. Maybe children will need help. Perhaps, it will take them a long time to open the gaps, so it is unnecessary to modify since the football activity is appropriate for children's development.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - DOING A FOOTBALL BALL. FOOTBALL CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
In this video, you will find the step-by-step "DOING A FOOTBALL BALL" activity, designed for boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old. An American football ball craft was made using different motor techniques.
This kids activity will allow children to develop memory, concentration, creativity, attention, precision in hand and finger movements, following instructions, and autonomy.
The materials needed are a hole punch, two sheets of card stock, yarn, scissors, markers, a pencil, 3 containers, and recycled paper.
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