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Kids Create exists because when I think of the benefits of
homeschooling, one thing that comes to mind is that we have the
opportunity in our day to foster creativity.
Creativity is a part of our lives. It helps us to grow and to think and
to solve problems.
By fostering creativity in our children we our giving them a tool to
become thinkers and doers in this world.
looking at things in a new way.
openings to new ideas,
and it is the
taking down of
keep us from
Often we think of being creative in respect to arts, writing, music or
crafts but it can be so much more.
Being creative can help scientists
to explore new directions
in research, politicians to develop working
economic plans, and teachers to reach more children.
It can enable the
world to find solutions to the daunting problems of hunger,
starvation, poverty and the energy crisis.
future is in the hands
of those who are creative.
The Creative Process
The process of being creative begins with identifying a need or a problem
or a desire to express something that no one else has done
Next in the creative process is to brainstorm
or think of as many different options for solutions as
Then it is time to think
about the options, to consider the end results, to work
out the kinks in the scenario, to mold and fine tune the final product.
Once the options are narrowed down, then it is time to test the solutions.
To step back and check the progress and/or make revisions or changes
until the results are what is wanted.
It is important to note that creativity is not about the end
it is about the discovery and the trying of new techniques or styles or
options. It is the process that draws us back to the project.
an inner joy that comes from seeking answers.
Stimulating Creativity to Kids Create
What is the best way to stimulate creativity? Let them play. I don't
mean on the Game boys or the Ninteno or the WII. I mean play.
them blocks and paints and boards and computer pieces and whatever
sparks something in your child to create. Then join in with them but
don't take over. You need to play, too. Let them guide the
creation or just build your own.
Here are a few activites that can stimulate creativity:
- Reading-stories,news, myths, fairy tales, poetry
- Writing-Poetry, stories, memories
- Drawing-with chalk, pencils, colored pencils,
- Field Trips-museums, airports, fire stations,
parks, zoos, factories
- Piles of wire, wood, clay, tree branches,
- Computer pieces
- Water and sand boxes
- Blank canvas -canvas, t-shirt, sidewalk or a
wall, a tarp, recycled newspaper
- Make and use puppets
- Make a movie
- Make a picture collage
- Build a fort
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