preschool winter crafts
As the weather gets colder and the days are getting longer, moms everywhere are wondering how the heck they are going to keep their children entertained. The thought of bundling up the kids day in and out doesn’t really suit me and indoor activities like bounce houses and the like can get pricey. My son’s kindergarten is half day and my daughter goes to preschool only 2 days a week. That leaves plenty of time to fill. Instead of letting the days get the best of you, strive to get creative with the kids daily. Not only is a great way to fill your days with quality time, arts and crafts have a wonderful impact in your child’s development. Arts and crafts:
- Help develop hand and eye coordination,
- Helps your child’s problem solving skills,
- Teaches your child how to follow instructions,
- Fosters early reading skills,
- Helps your child to communicate their ideas and
- promotes positive self-esteem.
Many of these preschool winter crafts are made with household items. I try to stock up on craft supplies after holidays and during back-to-school clearance sales at my favorite stores. Keep a bin where you store all of your kid-friendly craft supplies together so you can grab it in a pinch. I’ve found even just a quick doodle or coloring page has the power to relax and recharge everyone.