The Axcis November Giveaway is to win a set of 20 clear acrylic baubles ready for your class to fill or decorate as part of their Christmas craft activities. An activity that is adaptable enough to engage a range of learners, we are sure this is a prize which will appeal to many teachers and support assistants.
The benefits of craft for children with SEND
There are many benefits of doing craft activities with children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). For example, fine motor coordination gets a good work out. In order to draw shapes and cut patterns children are required to use their fine motor coordination. These skills similarly translate to other areas of their lives, such as dressing and eating. Patience is also a skill which many of us lack in the modern world. Crafts that require drying require waiting! This is a great lesson for your class to demonstrate self control and patience. Also – as things might not go exactly as we hoped, crafts are a great way to promote flexibility. There is no right or wrong way in exploring one’s own creativity! Crafts can also be a fantastic self-esteem booster. Although we want to challenge our kids, it is also important to initially choose arts and crafts that are at an appropriate skill level. Completing the crafts successfully will give students a great sense of accomplishment and pride. Plus, crafting is FUN! And it gives children something pretty to take home and show their parents.
Christmas bauble projects
The beauty of these clear acrylic baubles is that they are an extremely flexible base from which you can start your Christmas crafting project. Class differentiation is easy to promote through ability and outcome as these baubles could simply be filled with coloured paper and clipped shut, or they could be filled with a Christmas scene, using polystyrene balls as snow to create miniature snow globes for your Christmas tree. The exterior of the balls could be sprayed with a stencil or simply left plain. Photos of family or pets could be put inside. The possibilities are endless, and that’s what is lovely about this project. No matter how able the student, the end result will be that everyone has a decoration which will be able to be put to use once they get home.
How to enter the Axcis November Giveaway
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning this great prize, why not enter our giveaway? all you need to do is follow THIS LINK and select how you’d like to enter. It takes just a few seconds and is entirely FREE of charge. So why not take a peek now and get yourself entered into this month’s Axcis Giveaway?
Register today and work for Axcis
If you’re not already registered with Axcis, but would like to seek a SEND teaching or support position, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? We have offices nationwide and a team of expert consultants who have proven relationships with specialist and mainstream schools in your area, so if you need work, why not register now?
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