Teach kids about fitness and sports through a fun activity. By doing easy craft activities kids will have lots of fun while learning. Check out our sporty children matching activity for preschoolers.
A way to protect our children is by helping them to develop self-confidence. A child that believes in him/herself can face daily challenges and find the right solutions to conflicts. Developing children's trust is tied to self-esteem, and adult support plays an important role.
Children in their development phase will always look for the childminder, both in anxiety or happy moments. This bond is fundamental to children's self-esteem development and self-confidence.
According to how the adult pays attention to children's needs, they can develop a secure or insecure attachment. This will define how the child accepts him/herself and how their relationships with others will be.
It is essential that a child feel that he/she will always be loved, heard, supported, and protected by his/her family circle.
However, this doesn't mean that we shouldn't allow children to carry out some activities because we are afraid they might be injured.
That is the right time to help them develop independence, autonomy, respect, and responsibility, which are principles they learn at home and strengthened at school.
When children can have spaces where they can develop their independence, they demonstrate that they can do things by themselves. Achieving accomplishments will motivate them to set new goals and find new things.
This will develop their self-confidence and allow their interaction with the environment, bringing new learnings. In short, a child that has set his/her self-confidence can interact better with his/her background, learning from each experience, even if it is not so good.
The following craft activity is based on the Montessori practical life method. Children can feel autonomous and independent, lead their learning processes, and respect their needs, interest, and the way they learn. At the same time, they will develop useful skills they will need in the future.
THEME: CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Self-confidence/Fine motors skills
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this craft activity kids will develop eye-hand coordination.
Difficulty level: Basic. Children can develop this craft activity autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Following instructions
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Patterns identification
- A tray
- A printable with the sporty children images
- Cut out shapes of the sporty children
- Two plastic containers
Use the tweezers to take each cut-out image and match it to the printable, according to the line indication.
A craft activity game of placing the images correctly
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After doing craft activities, give kids fun new worksheets. Click the link below to download and print.
HOW DO WE DO THIS CRAFT ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can carry out this craft activity with younger children. They can do this craft activity following a pattern, meaning that the paper will have a silhouette of each image. Children should place the cutout image according to the shape.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
You can also do this craft activity with older children. It is unnecessary to change materials. However, to increase the difficulty level, you will need to add more images to make the activity more noteworthy.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – LET'S SETTLE THE SPORTY CHILDREN CRAFT ACTIVITY
In this craft activity video, you will find a detailed description of the "LET'S SETTLE THE SPORTY CHILDREN"activity that was created for children 4-6 years old. Here, children must relate shapes and images.
This craft activity will allow children to develop self-confidence, autonomy, independence, following instructions, accuracy in hand and finger movements, focus, and pattern identification.
Children will need a tray, a printable with the sporty children images, cut out pieces of the sporty children images, tweezers, and two plastic containers to develop the activity.
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