Celebrate the holiday season while keeping kids busy and strengthening their fine motor skills by giving them fun Christmas crafts for kids' activity. Check out our Grinch shoes craft.
Christmas Activity for Kids
Tying shoelaces is one of the first things a child can do by herself/himself. Although it seems a simple task, for children, it is not. Tying the shoelaces is a challenge for both children and parents that are teaching how to do it. Mastering this task will enhance their independence and autonomy. However, an adult's help is essential for children to achieve this goal successfully.
Nowadays, there are different strategies to teach children how to tie shoelaces. The first one is by imitating.Let us remember children learn from their environment, from everything they see, with a story or a song that indicates the step-by-step, in a simple way, or with shoe inserts.
We must take two things into account when teaching children to tie their shoes. First of all, their development, and capabilities. It is necessary to find the right moment to teach them. And the second one is related to fine motor skills. When we talk about fine motor skills, we are talking about hand-eye coordination.
Stimulating fine motor skills at an early age is extremely important for children's development. Controlling the movements of their hands, fingers, feet, mouth, and tongue will allow children to develop the necessary skills to carry out different daily tasks. They will learn to be open-minded to discover new things and will strengthen independence and self-sufficiency.
THEME: CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Tying shoelaces/Christmas Craft Activity for Kids
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this Christmas craft for kids activity, kids will learn how to tie the shoelaces.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This is a Christmas craft for kids activity created to be done autonomously by following an adult's instructions.
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Following instructions
- Green foamie
- A pen
- A single-hole punch
- A black marker
Start the Christmas craft for kids by drawing the Grinch's shoes on the green foamy.
Use the black marker to outline the shoes.
With the hole puncher, open some holes you will use to tie the shoeswith the yarn.
Cut out the yarn you will use as shoelaces.
Pass/pull the yarn through the holes to tie the shoes. Then, tie the shoes.
The Grinch's shoes tied with yarn. Christmas crafts for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Aside from Christmas crafts for kids, give kids fun worksheets too. Click the link below to download and print our Grinch-themed worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
Christmas Activity for Younger Children
To carry out this Christmas craft for kids activity with younger children, you should consider children's abilities and development processes. A younger child might not have the manual dexterity to tie a shoe. Therefore, you can change this preschool activity to accommodate their ability. Instead of tying the shoelace, he/she can weave the yarn through holes punched along the shoe’s outer edges. This strengthens his/her hand and finger movements.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Christmas Activity for Kids
You can do this Christmas craft for kids activity also with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you can use some other figures, open several holes to them, and children will follow a pattern with the yarn. To do this Christmas activity, children must be precise with their hand and finger movements.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - GRINCH'S SHOES CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR KIDS
You will find the detailed description of the "GRINCH'S SHOES" Christmas craft for kids activity, designed for 4-6-year-old children. Here they will learn how to tie the shoelaces by tying the Grinch's shoes using yarn. The abilities they will develop are accuracy in hand and finger movements, concentration, memory, following instructions, and self-reliance. They will need a piece of green foamie, scissors, a pen, a single-hole punch, yarn, and a black marker.
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