If you asked a class of 25 students which subject was their favorite a good few would say Art! Art is a great way for children to express their feelings and feel a great sense of accomplishment. I have found a great new blog that focuses on great craft ideas for children ages 1-7. Toddlercraft.net has really awesome ideas for getting crafty and having fun with your toddlers. The crafts are age approriate, easy to do at home, and have educational lessons! My personal favorite is the Shaving Cream Activity which has a few variations to make it even more fun and educational. I also love the spring Planter craft! Not only do the kids get to paint and decorate their own planter but they can plant something in it and watch it grow! Dad's this is a cool mother's day gift. How great is that?!
-The homemade play dough recipe
-- Do the project with your kids! Then you will have two.
-- Put the art on display for everyone to see. This boosts confidence and builds self-esteem!
-- Let your child experiment. They may decide they like to do it another way and thats ok
-- Intergrate crafts with books. Read a spring book and then do a spring craft!