11 Ways to Have a More Creative Summer with Kids

11 Ways to Have a Creative Summer with Kids

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11 ways to have a creative summer with kids, including strewing, doing summer art activities, being inspired by nature, and encouraging open-ended play.

11 Ways to Have a More Creative Summer with Kids

Now that summer vacation is fully under way, there’s more time for art projects, open-ended play, experimenting, and games.

There’s more time for creativity.

I shared many of these ways to have a more creative summer in my email newsletter a few weeks back then realized that I wanted to add a bit more and share it on the blog as well.

So here goes…

11 Ways to Have a Creative Summer with Kids

Kids and Boredom Quote

1.  Don’t over schedule. In fact, let the kids get bored sometimes.

“I think it’s necessary to let kids get bored once in a while—that’s how they learn to be creative.” – Kim Raver

Favorite Summer Art Projects for Kids

2. Try some new-to-you art activities.

Experimenting with Art Materials and Art Techniques

3. Experiment with different materials, techniques, imagery, etc, as you revisit favorite art activities. Ask “what if” questions then follow through to see what happens.

Land Art and Nature Crafts for Kids

4. Get outside and use nature as your inspiration.

Art Games for Kids

5. Play art games.

Melted Crayon Rock Art for Kids

6. Have an artful lemonade stand. Spend as much time and creativity in building and decorating the stand and making the signs as making the lemonade. Sell art, too, if you like. Or melted crayon rocks.

Creative Play for Kids

7. Encourage open-ended play.

How to Talk to Kids About Their Art

8. Be mindful of how you talk to kids about their art

The Art of Strewing

9. Experiment with the art of strewing

Kids Art Space

10. Move your kids’ art space closer to the heart of the family action, if appropriate.

Ocean Crafts for Kids

11. Turn the beach vacation into an opportunity for creativity.

Here’s wishing you a creative summer!

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