March is National Craft Month!
And I know we have a bunch of crafty people and KIDS on this forum!
Crafts are not just busy work! Crafts are a way to express Art, learn Art, use Math skills, learn shapes, follow directions, use Science, practice reading skills, practice writing skills, learn about History and socialize with friends!!
Local craft stores are having special fun events this month, check yours! Some are having SPECTACULAR sales on crafting supplies! This is when I stock up! I also hunt our local thrift stores for stuff I can use all year round!! I have oodles and oodles of stuff!
Crafting is not just for little kids or adults! It is for all ages and for both boys and girls!
Did you know that it is said that knitting can help with Math retention? True story! New Math Tricks: Knitting and Crocheting
Kids with sensory issues may do better when learning new things through crafting! 10 Fun Activities for Children with Autism
(Not for all kids with sensory issues, every child is different and you know your child best!)
Create some GREAT family memories by crafting with your kids!
You can teach art curriculum
using crafts alongside it! What better way to distinguish between artists by creating their own piece of art for impressionism or surrealism or pointillism.
Pinterest is a great place to find some great kid crafting ideas! Check out ours for Secular Homeschool