Colors N Scissors – Age Group: LKG to Std. IV

Course Structure and Duration

Duration: 1 year per age group, 2 hours a week

Colors n Scissors is a unique course which includes both art and craft. In this age group, it is a first certified course of its kind and is designed by qualified professionals. The aim of this course is to introduce young kids to various techniques of art and craft and develop interest in the subject. Once they learn the basics and are exposed to the various techniques, they can further explore their field of interest.

Art is a very informal field. There are no rules and regulations as such to be followed. It is an expression and impression of mind and soul, of anyone who is learning to draw/paint. Shapes & colors play a vital role in the thought process of a human being. They have a psychological impact on a kid’s mind.

Structure

By the end of this course, children will be introduced to the following
Colors (difficulty level as per age groups):

  • Basic techniques of drawing
  • Pencil shading (Adding dimensions to 2D drawing)
  • Still life/Object/nature drawing
  • Memory drawing (Freedom to express a kid’s thoughts)
  • Interlocking shapes to make patterns
  • Assignments to learn colors without drawing ( Let them do what they want)
  • Drawing using basic shapes (car, house, flower pot, favorite cartoon characters etc)
  • Shading and using various color tones (with color pencils)
  • Interlocking shapes to make patterns (positive and negative spaces)
  • Handling various coloring techniques like dots, checks, simple lines
  • Basic shapes of nature and objects which a kid see around him/her
  • Drawing basic shapes in different sizes
  • Drawing patters using basic shapes
  • Handling various coloring techniques like dots, checks, simple lines
  • Basic shapes of nature and objects which a kid see around him/her (sun, moon, stars, flowers, fruits, trees)
  • Coloring bigger patches which will go on increasing gradually from 2nd level to 4th)
  • Printmaking (finger prints, vegetable cutouts etc.)
  • Introducing textures
  • Fun with lines and basic shapes
  • Coloring patches which will go on increasing gradually from 2nd level to 4th)

Scissors (craft) syllabus is divided into 4 sections as follows:

  • Origami
  • Gift Wrapping techniques
  • Greeting card techniques
  • Best out of waste

Art has been considered as a synonym to creativity. Every child has an ability to express through art because it is an inborn quality and talent of a child.We at Smart Kids Creations through our Colors n Scissors program helps the children to develop their gross and fine motor skills. It also help them to build concentration, self confidence, eye hand coordination and visualization.For more information, please visit our center or call :Smart Kids Creations, 1st floor, Heena palace, Rajaji path main road, dombivli east. Ph 7506534573 / 7506534682.

Posted by Smart Kids Creations - Rajaji Path Dombivli East on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Studies on child brain development have shown that children have incredible aptitude for creativity. This creative energy must find proper channels to manifest itself before it can start growing and developing to become a lifelong order.

Origami is an absolutely engaging recreational activity to indulge in with kids, and delivers huge parallel benefits. Apparently, folding papers may not seem educational. In real, however, origami is known to improve reading, writing and math skills. It boosts memory and imagination and sets creativity astir! Among older kids it serves the additional purpose of relieving stress.

Builds cognitive ability

Craft activities develop problem solving skills and increase cognitive ability. Cognitive ability is the ability that involves thinking and reasoning. For most crafts, all of the following are involved: understanding and remembering instructions, attending to tasks, maintaining body position, visual discrimination, specific movements of fingers and joints, and communication. These benefit cognitive development. Those finger and joint movements are fine motor skills and decision making is constant and continuous assembling and decorating art and craft projects.

Bilateral Coordination

Crafts such as coloring, drawing, cutting, all require kids to use both their hands together. This skill is important in other areas of their lives as they continue to grow, such as writing, tying shoe laces, typing and others.

Fine Motor Coordination

In order to draw shapes, cut patterns, and hand writing, a child is required to use their fine motor coordination. These skills similarly translate to other areas of their lives, such as dressing, eating, and in the academic activities.

Self-Regulation

Crafts that require drying require waiting. This is a great lesson for kids to demonstrate self-control and patience. Also, as always things might not go exactly as we hoped, crafts are a great way to promote flexibility in children.

Self-esteem booster

Although we want to challenge kids, it is also important to initially choose arts and crafts that are at the child’s skill level. Completing the crafts successfully will give them a great sense of accomplishment and pride. As the child begins to explore more crafts, we can add more and more challenges.

Bonding and fun

Kids will love spending time with others and creating something together.

Cutting with scissors requires a surprising amount of skill for a toddler. Several things must happen simultaneously. One must coordinate his/her two hands doing two completely separate things to effectively use scissors. Take, for example, the basic task of cutting on a straight line in the center of a paper. One must hold the scissors appropriately in his/her dominate hand, using only thumb, index and middle fingers, leaving the other two fingers tucked under the scissors near the palm of the hand. With the non-dominant hand one must hold the paper, and move that hand along the paper as the scissor opens and closes which is a task in itself, while moving the dominant hand with the scissors. It takes tremendous amount of concentration. Clearly, cutting with scissors requires an incredible amount of coordination, specifically bilateral coordination, which is the ability to use both side of the body at the same time to do two different things.

It is important to understand why children benefit from scissor cutting practice. Obviously, it is an important life skill, but other life skills that require bilateral coordination also benefit, such as opening an envelope, buttoning a coat, twisting the lid off a carton of milk, etc.

Scissor cutting also improves handwriting skills. It requires fine motor strength in the palm of the hand as well as the thumb and first two fingers, known as the tripod fingers. These are the same muscle groups required to correctly hold a pencil, and like using scissors, the other two fingers are tucked underneath to act as support. It is because of these similarities that practiced scissor skills transfer to better handwriting.

While scissor practice may not begin for most children until they are of preschool age, even toddlers of two years are old enough to begin learning how to cut.