Creative art and craft activities

Arts and crafts are fun activities for children.

From colouring, painting, playing with dough, folding paper or creating projects with card, boxes, flower or leaves, arts and crafts allow children to experiment and learn.

Aside from the fun aspect, getting crafty enhances children’s skills and builds their physical, cognitive and social development.

Physical benefits:

  • develops their fine motor skills through the use of tools and materials
  • enhances eye-hand coordination
  • builds self-esteem and confidence as they master the activity.

Cognitive benefits:

  • develops problem solving skills through experimenting with different arts and craft materials
  • supports decision-making in assembling and decorating projects
  • exercises visual thinking skills and three-dimensional information processing as they assemble projects.

Social benefits:

  • develops social skills through cooperation and interactions
  • encourages relationships building and friendship skills through cooperation
  • allows shy or less verbal children to comfortably participate and be more active in a non-competitive environment.

So pop on the plastic table cover, relax about the mess, and have fun with these activities while your child learns.

There are so many ways to be creative and make your child’s early years count.

Published — 19 March 2019 Last updated — 06 November 2019

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