Activities for Kids - Arty and educational

Activities that I have done with my students over the last few years in Korea and Thailand.
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These Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments are so easy to make and would be an easy kids craft!

Salt Dough Handprint Ornament

Learn how to make this pretty and glittery Salt Dough Handprint Ornament to place on your Christmas Tree! This is the easiest way to make salt dough!

Painted Paper Plate Hand Fans. Perfect for Chinese New Year or Tet. Kid's

Paper Plate Hand Fans

Christmas tree  Using paper plates to make a festive Christmas tree. 1. Let students add some colorful dots to the green paper plates. Glue to the wall with double sided tape in the shape of a tree.  Add some ornaments and tinsel to the tree.

Christmas tree Using paper plates to make a festive Christmas tree. Let students add some colorful dots to the green paper plates. Glue to the wall with double sided tape in the shape of a tree. Add some ornaments and tinsel to the tree.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Easy Christmas craft for young students.  Trace the student’s foot on brown construction paper. Use it as the head of the reindeer.  Trace the two hands of your student on a different shade of brown construction paper. Use them as the antlers of the reindeer.  Add a red glittery nose and some googly eyes.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Easy Christmas craft for young students. Trace the student’s foot on brown construction paper. Use it as the head of the reindeer. Trace the two hands of your student on a different shade of brown construction paper. Use them as the antlers of the reindeer. Add a red glittery nose and some googly eyes.

Reindeers with Popsicle sticks  Easy classroom activity.  Paint 3 popsicle sticks brown.  Use a glue gun to glue them in the shape of a “upside down letter A”. Add a red fluffy pompom as the nose and two googly eyes.

Reindeers with Popsicle sticks Easy classroom activity. Use a glue gun to glue them in the shape of a “upside down letter A”. Add a red fluffy pompom as the nose and two googly eyes.

Christmas Stockings Using a template of a Christmas stocking, cut out 2 layers of red felt per student. (for the boot of the stocking) Cut out a white strip of felt for the top part of the stocking.  Also cut out a green Christmas tree to fit on the stocking. Staple the two red pieces together to form the stocking, glue on the white strip and the green tree.  Decorate with glitter and bows and add student’s name.  Hang on fireplace. ;)

Christmas Stockings Using a template of a Christmas stocking, cut out 2 layers of red felt per student. (for the boot of the stocking) Cut out a white strip of felt for the top part of the stocking. Also cut out a green Christmas tree to fit on the stocking. Staple the two red pieces together to form the stocking, glue on the white strip and the green tree. Decorate with glitter and bows and add student’s name. Hang on fireplace. ;)

Garden sensory table.  What you'll need: soil, pebbles,  flowers, spades and containers, and some candy worms.

What you'll need: soil, pebbles, flowers, spades and containers, and some candy worms.

Snowman with earmuffs. You will need:  - Empty toilet paper roll  – White paint  – orange construction paper for the nose  – Pipe cleaners for the top part of the earmuffs – Fluffy pompoms to cover the “ears”.

Snowman with earmuffs. You will need: - Empty toilet paper roll – White paint – orange construction paper for the nose – Pipe cleaners for the top part of the earmuffs – Fluffy pompoms to cover the “ears”.

Rainbow rice sensory table Divide rice into zip lock bags.  Add a range of different food colorings to the bags and shake them until all the rice is covered with color.    Place on a table to air dry for a few hours.  Store in zip lock bags.

Rainbow rice sensory table Divide rice into zip lock bags. Add a range of different food colorings to the bags and shake them until all the rice is covered with color. Place on a table to air dry for a few hours. Store in zip lock bags.

I-clay Snowman 1. Using different colored clay, make a snowman.  2. Use some beads for his buttons. 3. Use toothpicks (with the sharp ends cut off) as the arms.

I-clay Snowman Using different colored clay, make a snowman. Use toothpicks (with the sharp ends cut off) as the arms.

Christmas tree decorations – using popsicle sticks and a glue gun. Paint the popsicle sticks with your students. Using a glue gun and 6 popsicle sticks per star, first make a two triangle and then glue them on each other to make a star.

Christmas tree decorations – using popsicle sticks and a glue gun. Paint the popsicle sticks with your students. Using a glue gun and 6 popsicle sticks per star, first make a two triangle and then glue them on each other to make a star.

Fine motor skills balloons. Students tear pieces of tissue paper and stick it on a cut out of a balloon.

Students tear pieces of tissue paper and stick it on a cut out of a balloon.

Snowflakes  What you will need: 3 popsicle sticks per snowflake, sky blue paint, a glue gun to stick the popsicle sticks together, and some sparkly decorations. Use some blue ribbon to hang the snowflake from a window, or as an ornament on the Christmas tree.

Snowflakes What you will need: 3 popsicle sticks per snowflake, sky blue paint, a glue gun to stick the popsicle sticks together, and some sparkly decorations. Use some blue ribbon to hang the snowflake from a window, or as an ornament on the Christmas tree.

Paper plate Snowman –  What you will need: 3 paper plates per snowman. Black construction paper for the hat, orange construction paper for the nose, buttons, and some googly eyes. Use  brown pipe cleaners for the arms.

Paper plate Snowman – What you will need: 3 paper plates per snowman. Black construction paper for the hat, orange construction paper for the nose, buttons, and some googly eyes. Use brown pipe cleaners for the arms.

Fluffy Clouds with Raindrops: Fun sensory activity for students.  Cut out a cloud shape from hardboard. Add some glue, and allow students to rip cotton balls apart and stick them to the cloud. Glue on some ribbons to hang down from the cloud.  Allow students to glue on some raindrops cut out from construction paper.

Fluffy Clouds with Raindrops: Fun sensory activity for students. Cut out a cloud shape from hardboard. Add some glue, and allow students to rip cotton balls apart and stick them to the cloud. Glue on some ribbons to hang down from the cloud. Allow students to glue on some raindrops cut out from construction paper.

Magic wand –  1. Cut out stars from painted hardboard.  2. Paint drum sticks the same color as the stars.  3. Let students add some glue to the stars and sprinkle with glitter.  4. Use a glue gun to stick the drum stick to the star. Add some baby pink and powder blue ribbon.  5 Make sure it dies nicely before picking it up.

Magic wand – 1. Cut out stars from painted hardboard. 2. Paint drum sticks the same color as the stars. 3. Let students add some glue to the stars and sprinkle with glitter. 4. Use a glue gun to stick the drum stick to the star. Add some baby pink and powder blue ribbon. 5 Make sure it dies nicely before picking it up.

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