5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids’ Creativity Today

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids Creativity Today -- Easy-to-implement ideas you can do right now or any time!Fostering creativity, arguably the most important skill for the next generation, begins at home.

Here are 5 Ways You Can Encourage Your Kids’ Creativity Today:

1.  Set out paper that is much smaller than usual or much larger than usual. And pair it with a pencil or some paints.

2. Cut a hole through the middle of a piece of paper, and invite your child to do a hole challenge drawing by including a cup of markers next to it. Or a couple sheets of hole reinforcement stickers.

3. Ask a question that invites or challenges them to try a favorite activity in a new way. Building, for example.

Can you build a house with cards?

How would you build a fort with newspaper?

How tall do you think you could make a tower with playdough? With marshmallows?

4. Send them on a Make and Do Scavenger Hunt.

5. Put a drawing prompt on the chalkboard (or piece of paper/cardboard etc) and see how they respond.



 
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    • Linda Z says

      You’re right! I save cereal boxes, cardboard inserts and other odds and ends to paint on and
      use for crafts. The shiny inside of a puffs vicks scented tissue box..SCORE! *makes a shield and dagger*

  1. says

    Wonderful tips! Our team would agree that creativity is one of the most important skills that we need to hone in the next generation. We advocate fostering creative parenting and encouraging creativity in kids. All around us are global problems that are begging for creative solutions and the hope is in creativity-empowered children.

    Sharing this on our Facebook page. :)

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