Areas it develops: sensory development, hand-eye coordination, using of tools, fine-motor skills
During this game we create a collage using different papers and techniques. Collage is an approachable material that can decrease resistance and increase the opportunity for self-expression. The material eliminates the pressure of making the artwork look perfect by using realistic images. A collage can be used to explore themes of friends, family, self-identity, wishes, hopes, fantasies, fears, likes and dislikes.
Sensory based creative art activities are commonly used to develop and increase imagination and strengthen fine motor skills. These activities also aid in helping children practice decision making skills and explore creative expression. When done in a group setting, these activities help to increase socialization skills, increase self-regulation and awareness of others and explore shared spaces by creating an extension of the self to others.