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Kids Create

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.

                                                       What is creativity?  

                                             Creativity is looking at things in a new way.
                                                It is the openings to new ideas,
                                                          new possibilities
                                             and it is the taking down of boundaries
                                               that keep us from being successful.

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.

                          The 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 before.

Next in the creative process is to brainstorm or think of as many different options for solutions as possible.

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 product though, 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.

                       There is an inner joy that comes from seeking answers. 

From 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. Give 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:

  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Reading-stories,news, myths, fairy tales, poetry
  • Writing-Poetry, stories, memories 
  • Drawing-with chalk, pencils, colored pencils, crayons
  • Legos
  • Bionicles
  • Field Trips-museums, airports, fire stations, parks, zoos, factories
  • Piles of wire, wood, clay, tree branches, plastic
  • Magnets
  • 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

Kids Create Creative Play

building snowmen           Making Masks              Playing at the park

   two frogs                 cat costume                creative photo

Kids Create Field Trips

Field trip         Aquarium field trip      Field trip Wright Museum

sheep eaters cliff              fishing              flying

                   pan4gold                yellowstone pic

Kids Create Art Projects

fruity fun          painting              tie dye

                       creative cake          stool

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