This is a long overdue post for art craft project that we sign-up last summer. We have tried curated book subscription box before because I love the idea of saving time to find age appropriate books to read and engaging activities to do.
As I am looking for another curated activity to try, I came across Giving Artfully Kids, an enrichment program where kids were helping others and spreading kindness through crafting-based service projects. The membership includes complete lesson plans, materials list, and other online resources to help start a home or community based program.
Sock Snowman Project
You can choose from Premium or Basic membership level. I signed up for Premium level membership that gives me access for the Lesson Plans that we can follow for pre-made service learning experience.
Projects are for 3 different age levels:
- 3-6 years old
- 6-9 years old
- 9-12 years old
Each lesson plan has 4 components:
- Opening Activities
- Book/ Video Discussion and Social Issue Introduction
- Crafting project directions
- Reflection Questions
We have done several craft projects before, I discover that doing so can help boost my child\’s confidence and serves as our bonding time together. My 10 year old enjoyed our first craft project and shows compassion when asked what to do in a certain situation on the video that we watched.
Compared to my curated subscription box, this one\’s also saves my time of finding activities to do. All I need to do is follow the instructions and provide the materials needed. There were also online resources provided that we can watch or read. So yes, instead of spending more time of research, I can have a full month of activities all lined up.
Although I personally like how a subscription box provide the books and craft materials that we need, what I love most about the Giving Artfully Kids program is that it is not only empowers my child but also share and provide a difference through crafting-based service projects.
How? The activities are focused on importance of giving and being charitable towards others. Plus, we can explore some of the social issues that we can discuss for in-depth understanding.
Know more on how it can teach kids to give and spread kindness by clicking here.