It's good to get your child used to it, trying to use the accumulated items, find a use for them in games, that the mere fact of having them was not enough. Children's treasures are usually a great material for DIY. You just need to come up with the right idea. Show, for example, empty thread spools can be used to make furniture for dolls or various interesting animals. A child encouraged to DIY will soon begin to think about finding the right use for the little things they have.
Here are some examples.
From dismantled and properly cut matchboxes, you can make a whole set of furniture for dolls. Even a four-year-old child can do such work completely independently.
From two large spools of thread, after sticking a rectangle cut out of cardboard onto it, the table will be created. Two smaller spools can be used as stools, on top of them you can stick a square or a circle made of cardboard.
From wooden spools of thread, A variety of animals can be made from plastic patches and pieces of soft wire. The bobbin will be the body, and from the wire we will form the head, neck, legs and tail. Each spool has a different profile, it can be thick or thin, small or large, long or short etc. We pick them like this, so that their shape characterizes the basic feature of the animal. You can make teddy bears from thick and short spools, from fat and large - elephants, from thin and short, for example, dogs or cats.
Of course, we will do the first work together with the child. It would be good to look at pictures or drawings of animals together before starting DIY, and even better – if it is possible – go to the zoo. When looking at animals, let's draw the child's attention to their most characteristic external features, np., that the giraffe is small, short torso, very long neck, front legs slightly longer than hind legs and short tail, and the bear is massive, thick body, short paws and shorts, thick neck, on which is mounted a mighty head. After making such observations, the child will have no problems with choosing the right size of the spool and with forming the silhouette of the animal.
We make animals as follows: bend a piece of wire and insert it into the bobbin hole like this, so that its end is bent, came out undivided from one – and split on the other side. From the wire "double” we model the neck and head, the two loose ends sticking out from the other side of the bobbin will form the hind legs. Then we bend, as previously, the other wire and insert it into the spool from the opposite side. In a similar way, we form the front legs and tail (see drawing).
Children love this kind of DIY, because it is easy and simple, allows you to quickly achieve the intended results, which is extremely important, because a preschooler, As you know, unable to concentrate on one activity for a long time, he gets discouraged, when the work drags on. This activity is also educational, because the child not only needs to remember the basic information about the animal, which he intends to perform, but also to distinguish its most characteristic features. This work not only develops the manual dexterity of the child, but also teaches logical thinking, analyzing, requires some generalizations, it also develops the imagination.