Simple Ways to Create
“Art encourages children to think, developing skills and confidence as they go.” - MaryAnn F. Kohl
Do you need some simple and engaging ways to create with your kids?
This page is filled with creative ideas for you to try!
Creative activities don’t have to be complicated or hard to set up! Keep them simple!
Here are a few reasons creative activities are good for kids:
Creative activities help kids...
- Develop their problem solving abilities
- Build their self-confidence
- Improve their fine motor skills
- Develop their concentration and focus
- Practice following instructions
- Express their emotions
- Try new experiences
- Have fun!
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This page is filled with simple ways to create! These ideas are a mix of process-centered activities and product-centered ideas. There is a place for both in your home since they each work on different skills.
Process-centered art is child-directed and choice-driven. It is focused on the art process, not the outcome. These activities can help kids explore new types of art and use their imaginations.
Product-centered art is adult-led and focused on an end product. Kids follow instructions to achieve an expected result. These activities can help kids work on listening and following instructions.
When done properly, both types of activities can allow kids to use their imaginations and creativity!
In addition to art activities, there are many other ways that kids can create!
Here are some types of creative activities included on this page:
- Painting activities
- Fine motor crafts
- Sticker projects
- Stamping activities
- Puppet crafts
- Cooking activities
It’s time to create!