Don't let kids get bored at home during winter. Give them fun winter activities. Check out our easy polar bear handcraft winter crafts for kids.
This winter crafts for kids is a great activity attracting young and old alike. Handcrafts are perfect for having fun, creating, releasing stress, and it is possible to carry out this activity in the company of those that are not seeking perfection but enjoyment. To do manual work, you should not be an artist; you just want to do it.
Involving crafts in children's lives brings significant benefits to the development of its dimensions. You will observe how learning occurs better when it is acquired through games or activities that are interesting for them.
Let's allow children to develop crafts with other people. We will be promoting socialization, teamwork, respect for others' opinions and differences, trust, and active participation when expressing their views and problem-solving.
Crafts also help develop cognitive skills such as attention and memory, essential in acquiring new knowledge since children must be focused on the activity they carry out. Simultaneously, it helps organize thoughts because children must follow a step-by-step process and develop physical skills, strengthening the hands, fingers, and arms' movements.
With the Montessori learning method, children can develop their skills in a prepared and safe environment. They can choose how they want to work; this will undoubtedly develop autonomy and independence and promote children's confidence and self-esteem.
THEME: WINTER CRAFTS FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this winter crafts for kids activity, kids will develop strength and agility in the hands and fingers' movements.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This winter craft activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously through the following instructions.
- Accuracy in hands and fingers movements
- Following instructions
- Glue in a container
- A stick
- White cardstock
- A black marker
- A tray
Take the cardstock horizontally and cut a strip. This will be the polar bear body.
Make a small crease in one end of the card stock that was cut out.
Put together the end of the cardstock to the fold, forming a semicircle. With the paintbrush, spread the glue and stick the card stock.
Cut out four cardstock strips, which will be the bear's legs, and fold them into an accordion shape.
Cut a circle from the cardstock, which will be the bear's head, and draw its eyes, nose, and mouth.
Make two small circles that will be the bear's ears, glue them to the head and then glue the bear's head to the body.
Glue together the bear's paws and the wooden stick to make a puppet.
Polar bear handcraft made of a cardstock. Fun winter crafts for kids.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing winter crafts for kids give children fun worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW DO WE DO THIS WINTER CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This winter crafts for kids activity can be done with younger children. To reduce this activity's difficulty level, there is no need to change the materials at this age. It is possible children have not yet developed the ability to cut out images, so you must help them with that task. In this way, it will be easier to carry out this winter activity. That way, children will elaborate an action according to their abilities and development.
MODIFICATIONS FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This winter craft activity can be developed with older children. To increase this activity's difficulty level and make it more interesting to them, you can add more materials such as glitter, googly eyes, or make more animals. This way, an appropriate activity will be carried out for children's development and abilities.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - A POLAR BEAR HANDCRAFT WINTER CRAFT
This winter craft video contains the step-by-step instructions of the activity "A POLAR BEAR HANDCRAFT," designed for 4-6-year-old children. They will create puppets of animals for fun.
This winter craft activity will allow children to develop different skills such as concentration, memory, accuracy in hands and fingers movements, patience, attention, autonomy, and following instructions. The materials are the glue in a container, a paintbrush, scissors, white cardstock, a stick, a pencil, a black marker, and a tray.
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