If you are looking for a fun way to change things up with your young children’s activities, you might want to consider preschool patriotic crafts. It continues to build on motor skills that you have already been working on and continues to develop creative ability as well. Also, it helps your children become more aware of the history of the United States of America and the symbols of freedom that represent Her.
It doesn’t matter if they fully understand what each of the symbols mean, but that they do, in fact, recognize them.
For instance, the American flag is a symbol that you will see in every state, flying in front of every capital building and every school.
When you teach your children to identify it, it allows you to take that learning experience with you everywhere you go. As you travel you can point out the flag and try to teach more about why it is significant. Even if you fail to educate your four or five year old about the true meaning of the Flag, they still see the experience as a pleasant one since they were interacting with you.
You can take the opportunity to learn about the bald eagle too. This is another symbol of the United States of America, and is representative of many things scribed in the Declaration of Independence. When you participate in crafts that showcase or celebrate symbols like this it gives you more opportunity to explore parts of history in an intimate, yet casual way. Again, it isn’t so much about your children grasping all of the concepts, but more about creating awareness in their minds about the possibilities in this world.
You can do this with any type of arts and crafts activity. Whatever theme you choose can become another topic to discuss. If your child seems to respond to it, you can take the hint and begin using more things associated with it. If it is symbols of patriotism, then you can read from history books. If it is the ocean, then you can read from a text book on the oceans of the world.
No matter what your child responds to, what they love most is spending time with you. Even if they don’t say it or show it, this is the most important aspect to any arts and crafts activity. By spending time with them and helping them with their projects they also learn the interdependence skills necessary to succeed.