Areas it develops: using of tools, fine-motor skills, learning about materials, planning, vocabulary, cooperation, communication, sensory integration, aesthetic intelligence
Let’s play with leaves found in nature! During this activity kids can connect different tools to the textrues and features of leaves. Collect leaves, draw on them, count them, categorzie them!
It develops fine-motor skills, using of tools, creativity, the ability to express oneself, and aesthetic intelligence. It is especially beneficial for kids who are a bit behind with their communication or for those who have troubles in their communication development.
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.