There are so many benefits of arts and crafts for young children and youth, and even adults. Adding activities like crafts, role-playing, music, movement, writing, drawing, story-telling etc., to an education plan can significantly improve the academic outcomes. Some of the benefits are:

 

  • Improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

  • Engages the senses.

  • Builds and strengthens neural pathways.

  • Improves memory.

  • Promotes critical thinking.

  • Develops self-awareness and self-expression.

  • Supports emotional regulation and coping skills.

  • Improves mood and helps to ease mental health challenges.

  • Raises present moment awareness and mindfulness.

  • It can even alleviate symptoms of trauma.

 

Here are some simple craft projects that you can enjoy with your children, in a classroom or even with your Katie's Readers PASS IT ON community project. Click on the name of the project to download a free PDF with instructions, and follow us on Instagram to see reels of us making them. And don't forget to share your art on Instagram and tag us @raisingchange.uk to share your creations with our community. And, above all, have fun!

Arts & Crafts