Have you ran out of ideas to pull educational, yet simple arts and crafts for your kids? Don't worry, I got your back! Well, it is not easy when you have been doing the same activity over and over again until your kids will say, \u201cMummy, it is getting boring!\u201d.\u00a0 Kids need new activities and art sessions in order to develop their motor skills. Genuinely, kids get bored really quickly if they have to do the same thing! That is really normal, so how do we, as a parent, need to step up our game of crafts? First of all, let us just understand why it is necessary for our children to learn both simple and educational crafts during their growth period. According to a paediatrician, when the child is 3 years old, their development and growth are well established. In fact, a 3-year-old brain can facilitate more complex cognitive and physical skills, such as jumping and hopping on one foot, riding a tricycle, walking up the stairs, completing three or four-piece puzzles, naming colours, and following simple directions. It is important to facilitate reciprocal verbal and non-verbal exchange when performing tasks. Parents, for example, should be able to make comments and reflections when the toddler is colouring and talking about their yellow sun, even if the chatter is nonsensical! They may also ask open-ended questions about what they are making. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock 5 Advantages of Teaching Art Crafts Activities To Your Child Improve Child\u2019s Motor Skills Since most activities in the arts and crafts are moving fingers and hands, these activities help to develop their fine motor skills. Simple actions, such as holding a paintbrush and pencil colouring will help the toddlers to strengthen muscles and improve their hand\/fingers control. Increase Coordination Of The Hand-Eye Engaging in practises related to the arts and crafts from a very young age leads to an enormous improvement in hand-eye coordination. This will help your child when spacing words or shaping letters once they enter primary school years. Ability to Appreciate Art And Culture Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Kids learn to value and appreciate things and pictures through the arts and crafts of cultures and periods. Design, art and craft experience allow them to concentrate critically on their own work and the work of others. Most importantly, over time, your child will learn to act and think, to work intelligently and creatively like the designers and artists. Learn to Express Self Through Art Children are given the opportunity to express themselves in a constructive, tangible, and meaningful way by engaging in artistic pursuits of music as well as the arts and crafts. They also learn to make their own artwork by using their own style and imagination. Improving Social Skills Participating in an art class with other students offers children an opportunity to interact with others while displaying common interest. The process of arts and crafts also enhances the bond between the parent and the child! My kid once told me that she is really looking forward to our arts and crafts day every Sunday of the week. Although she wants me not to do the same thing over and over again, it is nice to know that your kids appreciate your effort, and they love learning it too! Photo Credit: Adobe Stock So, now that we have understood the benefits, let us just jump into some easy yet educational art crafts that can help your three years old! 5 Easy Yet Educational Arts Crafts Activities That Will Not Bore Your Kids! Get Creative With Plasticine Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Have you ever heard of playdough? If you do not have that, just use the normal plasticine of any brand. All year round, for kids, playing dough games is all about hands-on play! Children have been playing with play dough for years. It is a great sensory tool for hands-on activities like letters, numbers and colours! It is also a perfect muscle enhancer to get small hands ready to write. Kneading, spinning, stretching, flattening, and pounding are guaranteed to calm your children. Personally, I will teach my children how to create an animal form and an alphabet using the plasticine. They will be able to identify the name of the animal and even the alphabet of the ABC's through this process. Making Collages Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Collages not only enhance fine motor skills but also teach them the causes and effect of relationships as well as promote self-expression. You may start by cutting paper into strips. However, please supervise this activity carefully as a 3-year-old child might be too young to use the scissors. In a container, collect the strips, set the child-safe glue and demonstrate how to paste the objects on the wall. Your child can develop communication skills by following your actions. Also, when doing this activity, you can discuss and play with your children's texture, scale, shape, colour, letters, and numbers. This will surely enhance and expose them to a variety of skills! Tie-Dye Shoes\u00a0 Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Who does not fall in love with colours? I love it too! Toddlers enjoy something that includes colours and hands-on activities. Tie-Dye shoes craft are one of the most popular DIYs that can be done with children! It makes children get creative and self-expressive about their personalities. Do not worry! You will not need a lot of stuff for this activity. Just pick some white sneakers that you have, some fabric dye, gloves, paintbrush, and just dye them together! You can allow your kids the freedom to choose whatever colours they want, and they will definitely enjoy this activity. You can even do this activity on a plain t-shirt. Handmade Bookmark Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Yes, there are still bookmarks! My kids enjoy reading picture books, and one of their favourite parts is the cute and adorable bookmarks in the stationery store. One day, I asked them, "Why not we make our own bookmarks?" and they said, "Yes! Trust me, it is not hard to do. First, you help your kids cut the shape of the bookmarks according to their taste - square, round, triangles, etc. You also have to prepare any art supplies that would help them with this activity such as\u00a0glitter, pencils, watercolour or markers. Now, let them be as creative as they want to be! Once they are done with it, book a hole in the bookmarks and put a ribbon to make it extra cute! Simple right, Mummies? Flowers Arranging Photo Credit: Adobe Stock Kids love to arrange flowers! You should skip this practice unless they are allergic to it. My children never get tired of organising flowers, and I never get tired of witnessing their love of beauty and caring for their own surroundings! To appreciate art and beauty, children need to be surrounded by it. We should point out the beauty of our everyday environment as their guides. All you need is a vase and a selection of flowers. You can get fresh flowers at the market near you, and the first thing you need to do is lay down any flower you have, such as roses, daisies, sunflower, baby's breath, and many more! Next, let your kids do whatever they want (how they want to arrange the flowers). This art and craft activity will be able to help your kids improve their decision-making skills and critical thinking! They must be creative to place and arrange these beautiful flowers. Important Things to Remember While Doing Arts and Crafts With Kids Remember, do not push them if they are not interested. You could try it a few times, but if they are not into it, you can always move to another activity! Our children are distinctive and have a variety of interests. So, from there, you may try to grasp what your children like the most. I hope that you will have a wonderful bonding time with your loved ones and that they will benefit and develop their skills through arts and craft!