Being a teacher means we have to be ready with great responsibilities. Especially if we become teachers for elementary school children. our responsibilities will certainly be greater, starts with teaching them about the character education, creativity, and knowledge that they will get in elementary school. And, of course, it will have an effect until they are adults. Talk about creativity, elementary school students love something fun to learn. By utilizing some of the materials that are around us, we can train them to develop their creativity.
One of the ways is to ask them to make a DIY project. In addition to exercising creativity, projects like this can stimulate children’s patience. Because decorating or making something interesting and beautiful can not be instant, they must go through the process. This kind of project can be done using simple materials, usually using colorful paper, used bottles, stones, wool cloth, knits, or ice cream sticks. With a variety of other supporting materials such as color paint, twigs or shirt buttons can also be used.
For example, combining paper and colorful seeds instead of color paint. Or you can use a used mineral water bottle for decoration into something useful like a pencil holder or toy holder. You can use these items as a decoration in class or ask your students to give this craft to someone as a gift, like their family or friends. Another simple thing is to use paper to make animal ear-shaped hats. You simply provide colorful paper, scissors, and glue.
To make the classroom enjoyable, you can invite students to decorate it with a variety of crafts. make a banner contain an inspirational quote. This can make students motivated to learn and be proud of their class. The material used to make the banner is not too difficult, provide colorful tassels, write quote sentences on paper then cut out and prepare a string. For more ideas about crafts for elementary school children, please check the picture above.