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Winter break and the holidays are arriving quickly and it means mom’s everywhere are looking for crafts and activities. Both to create special memories and to keep the kids from screaming about boredom during their break.
My son is just now starting to get interested in crafts and – well, I’m not a very crafty mom. He likes them, so I go ahead and do them with him. It’s been years since I’ve done lots of crafts, so I went asking some of my blogger friends for their best winter craft ideas for kids.
Winter Crafts For Kids
I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of winter crafts these bloggers sent my way. Most of them look like a lot of fun and even something this non crafty mom would enjoy doing with L.
Crafts are more than time killers and busy tasks for kids, they are necessary for children to learn basic skills. Between learning to use scissors, identifying colors, and learning about the world around us, crafts are crucial to their education.
In speech therapy children will learn through play. I personally find learning through play is a great way to teach any child no matter what their needs are or aren’t. Crafting is just another form of play and a fun way to teach your kids.
Table of Contents
I’ve separated the crafts into three categories based on the age of your child. The sections are:
While all three categories will need adult supervision and help, they are mostly age appropriate. You know your child best and will be able to tell which crafts will work best for your child’s skill levels.
Winter Crafts For Toddlers
While we didn’t do much in crafting with L when he was a toddler, we did a lot of coloring, writing, and he would help me cook. This is a great stage to start crafting and I suggest cutting anything you will need ahead of time.
Preschool Winter Crafts
Right now L is at this level and we are working towards building scissor skills so he can be prepared for kindergarten. He loves drawing, painting, and writing still so I try to pick crafts that include these but expand his skills.
Winter Crafts For Kindergarten
Finally, we have kindergarten level crafts. These are great for children with scissor skills and good communication skills who can follow some direction easily.
Winter Paper Crafts
Winter crafts are a lot of fun, hang them on your tree or fridge and enjoy the time spent making them. While it gives you a fun activity to occupy your child and free them from boredom, it’s also going to be the time you cherish later.
Which winter craft are you most excited about doing with your kids? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite activities for kids boards.
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