Looking for crafts that your Kindergarten students will enjoy? We’ve listed the best crafts for each month, from January to December. Click through to find a year’s worth of crafts and make preparation a breeze.
Do you enjoy doing arts and crafts with your class? I do! As an advocate of the arts, I enjoy the energy and excitement arts bring to the classroom.
Arts and crafts can get messy and chaotic, but they are an important part of any Kindergarten class. I’m sure you know that these kinds of activities bring many benefits to your Kinders. Still, it never hurts to list these, just in case we find ourselves having to justify the time spent on Kindergarten crafts. So here we go.
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- Develop fine Motor skills
- Increases dexterity
- Improves Hand-Eye Coordination
Social Emotional Benefits
- Boost Self Esteem
- Encourages Self Expression
- Helps in Socializing
- Promotes innovation and creativity
- Enhances decision-making skills
- Improves Memory:
- Teach Flexibility:
This short video explains more
In a nutshell, it is well worth spending time doing arts and crafts with your Kinders. The trouble is that it can be very time consuming trying to find crafts suitable for a larger group kids. It is all too easy to spend hours on Pinterest and still not find anything that is doesn’t take hours of prep. So we came up with an idea to make your life a whole lot easier.
The ultimate list of Kindergarten crafts listed by month
We thought it would be really helpful to provide a list of arts and crafts that will take you through the school year. In this list, you’ll find kid friendly crafts that your students will love. We have 4 crafts for each month, from January to December, so that is almost one craft per week. It should make planning a breeze.
January brings winter weather, so we have some cute snowman crafts. It is also a good time to talk about Arctic animals, so we have a few crafts to go along with that theme.
- Puffy Paint Polar Bear Craft
- Snowmen Painting
- Arctic Animals Craftivity Book
- Snowmen With Carrot Noses
In February we celebrate both Ground Hog and Valentine Day. Our crafts reflect those holidays.
- Ground Hog Day Hat
- Beary Special Valentines Day Craft
- Mail Myself Family Project
- Minion Valentine Bags
March often brings breezy weather and rain. We also have St Patrick’s Day to brighten up the month.
The date of Easter varies between March and April, so it got a separate mention!
April brings Earth Day and we have a bunch of projects that use recycled materials.
- Recycled Peel Chia Monsters
- Recycled Paper Flowers
- Free Earth Day Hat
- Recycling And Word Family Craft
May brings spring flowers and Mother’s Day. We’ve also thrown in something for Cinco De Mayo.
Most schools are done by the end of June, so we combined two months. We have some Father’s Day and End of Year crafts.
- Father’s Day Shrinky Dink Keychain
- Washer Frame For Father’s Day
- End of Year Pillowcase
- Fingerprint Tree
Here’s a miscellaneous collection of warm weather crafts for August
Fall is coming, so we have lots of fall leaves and apple crafts
- Fall Leaves Tree
- Apple Art Musical Shakers
- Free Johnny Appleseed Hat
- Fall Leaves Black Glue Water Resist Art
- October is Halloween and pumpkins
- Paper Plate Spider Web Craft
- Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft
- Potato Stamped Pumpkin Patch
- Easy Spider Craft for Fall
November brings Thanksgiving and often the first snow.
December focuses on easy Christmas crafts and we also have one wintery craft.
- Easy Sticker Gift Bags
- Simple Holiday Card
- Snowy Trees In Winter
- Milk Carton Gingerbread Houses
- Free Printable Christmas Ornaments To Color
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