Spend time with them as they do this craft to help them experience bonding and emotional development as well as fine motor skills and cognitive development.
Fold a paper plate in half and using whatever materials you have at home, have your child decorate it as a chicken by adding eyes, beak, wings and tail.
- My daughter wanted to colour the plate with crayon and we used googly eyes, coloured paper and a patty pan for the tail. You could cover the paper plate with feathers, paint, paper collage etc and add any embellishments you have available.
- Simplify this activity by helping your child with the folding and cutting. Provide them with some basic materials for the decorations and let them figure out where and how to stick them down.
- Extend this activity by having your child do the folding and use this time to talk about "halves." Folding evenly in half can be challenging for kids so they will often need guidance and practice. Also allow them some input in choosing the materials to cover and decorate the chicken and let them attempt any cutting involved
- Use new language and descriptive words like, "embellishments" This will help with their language development.