Welcome to the learning at crafting page, an understanding of what we mean, why it’s good for children to craft, and how will they learn through crafting.
While this may seem fuzzy to some parents, it may seem like how can children learn at crafting. So I have put together this page to show you even more information than just a little information on each post. Each post doe’s include a little bit about learning at crafting, but this page is more in-depth for you.
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Why is learning at crafting good for children?
In early years children make sense of the world, their brain develops a new brain connection (called ‘synapses’) which helps them be creative.
Try this: When your next out in the garden, go to the park or woods and take some art supplies like paper, felt tip pens, Sellotape or glue. Therefore learning at crafting and let your children get creative outside and enjoy a whole sensory experience. Also parents don’t need to worry about the mess being made in the house.
While your out in the garden next, grab a few craft supplies to take outside with you and see what you can make. Have a look around your garden for ideas, because then you can make a craft on what you see. Here is a list of supplies you could grab:
If you are unsure of what to make or maybe just don’t know where to start with what craft to make. Maybe take a look at these crafts for an extra idea: Fall tree craft, bumblebee craft and butterfly craft.
Creates a shared learning
Children can build self-esteem through shared experience when getting crafty, this makes children feel that you’re taking them seriously.
Try this: Visit an art gallery or museum as part of learning at crafting.
Share what you have seen and learned, maybe this could be turned into a craft. Here a few examples of what you could do:
- make a building using a cardboard box
- make a cave using newspaper, water and glue
- create a picture using tissue paper
- paint a picture
- create a leaflet
- make a map
Develops math skills in learning at crafting
Helping your child from a young age with crafty activities like connecting shapes or making patterns tap into parts of the brain we use for more complex problem-solving later.
Try this: Cut out some paper shapes and use them together to create a different image. So set a challenge for your child to be learning at crafting (like making a bridge, a dog or a train), encourage them to come up with their own creation.
Craft supplies that we use on our crafts introduce learning at crafting. These are a few examples:
- Monster Craft – counting eyes, paper plate, blue paint
- Treasure Chest – paint colour, counting gems, egg carton
- Snake Craft – tube roll, paint colour, counting eyes, naming shapes
Build confidence in learning at crafting
Making crafts, children will discover that it’s okay to make mistakes, it is certainly part of learning at crafting. If children get it wrong this can lead to a whole new idea. Because It gives children the confidence to experiment and take risks.
Try this: Think about how to talk to your child while they are making a craft. All you must do is observe and encourage them, saying things like “I like how you have made the hair”. Try not to speak negatively about your own creative abilities, as a result, children will pick up on that.
There are days when we are all really busy with home life, work and having a few craft supplies handy, is good for days like these. But if you feel you have no idea what to do. I have these tips on helping you get started with crafts with your children.
Help children express themselves
Being creative provides a way for children to be learning at crafting as this show you what’s important to them right now, even if they don’t have the words to tell you.
Try this: When your child is drawing, encourage them to explain their creative decisions to you. Also ask things like where the line on the picture is going to, or why the person they’ve drawn is smiling.
We have a great printable for children at school or just starting school. Alphabet phonics colouring sheets, phonics made easy for children. Also, 485 phonics words to start children learning sentences.
Unlock problems – solving skills
Children painting a picture teaches them to imagine possible solutions and finds different ways to approach the problem. Being creative early in a child’s life can make them more resourceful and resilient when they encounter obstacles as an adult.
Try this: Give your little ones a cardboard box and some art supplies and let their imagination run wild. As a result, you might be surprised by the finished product.
Here are some easy crafts
- craft stick monster craft
- fun and easy fairy castle
- spider craft
- paper plate pumpkin splattered craft
- cute egg carton spider craft
- 35 Halloween crafts
Alphabet Phonics Colouring Sheets
We have an Alphabet phonics colouring sheet for free. This is for children who are starting school, a great activity for children to learn at home.