Learning by doing is a cliché today; and yet, one can breathe new life into it constantly. It is a proven fact that much of what children need to learn in the primary classes can be imparted through activities. Like most activity-based learning, craft activities help develop various skills such as physical and mental skills, enhance one’s language abilities or help learn concurrently in multiple subject areas. Below are some craft activities (some of which have been selected from the Internet1) around insects, which can be used to link language learning with ‘doing’ math and/or with learning about the world around us.
Activity 1: Colourful caterpillars!
- Paper plates
- Crayons / colour pencils / paints / markers
- Scissors (Footnotes)