I feel quite excited about this resource. It is something I have been meaning to do for a while. So many times you hear of or see good ideas on the internet and think ‘Oh I will definitely do that!’ and you forget because you can’t remember where you saw it or can’t quite remember how to do it. I have started a range of ‘card crafts’ which are geared towards some element of emotional literacy. Many of these I have done myself with children or I have seen an idea and adapted it for emotional literacy. The crafts are very simple. It is the process that is important. Children relax when they are working on a craft and to be honest I do not know of a child who does not enjoy crafts especially when it is with someone who is interested in them and interested in what they say. They will open up to you and talk freely whilst enjoying themselves. These activities are also perfect for an ELSA or Teaching assistant who has to do a one off session with a child or who has to work reactively to a situation.
When children succeed in an activity then their self efficacy increases. They begin to believe in themselves. Along with your encouragement and praise they will begin to have a ‘can do’ attitude. It takes time but if anyone ever says to you that what you are doing is just ‘crafting and having fun’ WHAT are they learning? You can tell them.
This is the first volume and I am working on ‘Card crafts 21-40’ at the moment.
The resource includes:
- Card crafts (20 activities)
- Templates (13 templates or resources)
- Front cover, contents sheet
These can be put together to form a file which will be so useful for every classroom.
I have printed and put mine together in a file. The file was £3 from the Range but you could use any file.
Download: Card Craft 19 This craft is free so you can see how useful this resource would be to you.
Have a look at Card craft activities volume 2 and Card Craft activities volume 3 – CHRISTMAS
This is a downloadable resource. A link to download the resource will be sent to your email address after purchase. It can also be downloaded directly from the site by entering your username and password, going to your account and looking at your purchase history.