Are you looking for awesome St Patrick's Day crafts for kids? Then I have the perfect home activity. Check out how you can teach kids to make the Leprechaun.
Crafts are important activities for children's growth and development. By elaborating on these activities, children can develop artistic sensitivity and accelerate their brain's maturation through their accuracy in the hands and fingers' movements. Playful activities for children are of great help for concentration and attention. The memory increases their thinking fluency, encourages imagination and creativity, and allows a more remarkable fine motor skills development.
Crafting also allows children to express feelings. They communicate with adults through their creations. Children's drawings can say a lot about their personalities. Likewise, it can be a hobby for both children and adults, so the entire family can have a pleasant time. Crafts also foster children's curiosity, stimulate their senses, creativity, and imagination.
In manual work, children work on precision and their coordination abilities through the approach they perform. Coloring defined areas, applying the right amount of glue, cutting or tearing a paper, among others, helps children improve their psychomotor skills.
The following activity is based on the Montessori learning method. Hence, the autonomous and independent development of children is promoted through real experiences. With crafts, children manage to capture everything they feel and concretely perceive in their environment, just as the brain works at this development stage.
THEME: ST PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this St Patrick's day crafts for kids activity, children will learn to develop skills and mobility in their hands, imagination, and enthusiasm, enhancing their manual abilities.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This St Patrick's day crafts for kids activity is designed for children to do independently with an adult.
- Precision of hand-finger movements
- Bilateral coordination
- Following instructions
- Hand-eye coordination
- Sheets of bond paper in various colors (light color of beige or tan, orange, bright green, and black)
- Glue in a container
- Scissors in a container
- A paintbrush in a container
- A pencil and marker
Fold the light tan colored bond paper and draw a semicircle (like a half-moon).
Cut out the semicircle.
Use a different color of bond paper to draw and cut out the leprechaun's beard.
Paste the semicircle on the leprechaun's beard.
Draw and cut out the leprechaun's hat.
Paste the leprechaun's hat onto the semicircle/beard.
Cut out and paste the black strip of the leprechaun's hat.
Finally, draw the leprechaun's face.
Leprechaun St Patrick's Day crafts for kids made with various materials
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HOW TO DEVELOP THIS ST PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This St Patrick's day crafts for kids activity can be done with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level and make the activity more attractive for children, they can arrange the previously cut pieces, guiding themselves with the craft's image. Children will be able to develop different motor and cognitive skills. In this way, a craft activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This St Patrick's day crafts for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, children can elaborate on a leprechaun's full-body craft using different materials. Children will need more precision in their hand movements and fingers; thus, an easy craft activity will be carried out according to the children's development and abilities.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE LEPRECHAUN'S FACE ST PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS FOR KIDS
In this St Patrick's day crafts for kids video, you will find the step-by-step of the "THE LEPRECHAUN" activity, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. They will make a craft with different materials. This craft activity will allow the development of skills such as precision of hand-finger movements, bilateral coordination, memory, following instructions, hand-eye coordination, self-esteem, concentration, creativity, imagination, self-reliance, among others. The materials are colored bond paper, a pencil/marker, glue, scissors in a container, and a paintbrush in a container.
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