Look forward to spring while it’s cold and rainy with a simple craft project. Use paint, markers or crayons, depending on your mess tolerance. Allow your child to make as many age-appropriate pieces of the craft as possible: trace around their own hand, cut out the hand with scissors, glue it down, and make small dabs for the flowers. Be as creative as you want—maybe you make four trees with different colors for each of the seasons.
What you need: brown and blue paper, paint/crayons/markers, scissors, glue
What you need to do: Trace your child’s hand on brown paper and cut out the “tree trunk.” Glue it to the paper and then decorate with flowers. If you’re painting and don’t have cotton swabs, fingers work just fine to make the flower dabs!
By Barbara Bryant, CCC-SLP, Children’s Therapy