It’s just as valuable, and less applauded, than math skills or literacy.
Elementary school crafting.
What did my children learn in crafting art projects to celebrate Mother’s Day?
They learned that creation is of value – and that even with a template, they can make something personal and reflective of their creativity.
They learned that celebrating with gifts from the heart – not expensive but individual – is worthwhile.
They were reminded, of course, to celebrate their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other loving adults in their lives.
They learned the value of taking time out of their scheduled lives to create.
They might have learned that the kid one desk over has a different family dynamic than their own.
Gosh…it sounds like something that shouldn’t end with elementary school, doesn’t it?