This post is sponsored by the Goldfish brand but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Have you ever wanted your kids to be able to express themselves, but weren’t sure how? There are many activities you can allow your kids to do to help express creativity. It’s about narrowing down these activities to your child and seeing which ones help them be the most creative.
1. Allow your child to go crazy with blocks
Blocks aren’t as popular as they once were because kids spend so much time behind screens. However, blocks are a great way to encourage creativity in kids. Your child can get creative by building towers and cities. Challenge your child to use their imagination and build something they’ve never built before.
2. Teach your child how to tell jokes
Kids can have a sense of humor too, which is why teaching them about jokes is a great way to encourage creativity in kids. You can tell them a few jokes and from there, they will start inventing their own jokes. It’s hilarious! It’s all in your reaction though. The harder you laugh, the harder they will work to come up with new jokes to get a reaction out of you.
3. Take your child on an outdoor adventure
So often we’re stuck inside and can’t always go on an adventure, but if you can, go! By taking your child on an outdoor adventure, you’re encouraging creativity. Your child can look at nature and take it all in. You can ask them to find the green bug or the tree that still has leaves on it in the middle of winter. Let them take pictures with your camera or get them their own. Allowing the to take pictures will also allow you to see their creative side.
4. Get a pen pal for your kiddo
Do you know how much fun it is for kids to get mail? So much fun! By getting a pen pal for your kid, you are encouraging creativity. When they get that letter, they are going to be using creativity to imagine what the other person’s life is like. They will be using creativity to write a letter as well. Just imagine the possibilities.
5. Reading is a great activity to encourage creativity
If you’re lost on how to get your kids to be more creative, then look to reading. Sitting down with a good book and encouraging your kids to be creative in this aspect is such a good idea. Reading takes kids places they can’t go otherwise. Want to go to outer space? Let’s read a book on space! Let’s go on an adventure.
6. Play with Food
I know as parents we're always telling kids not to play with their food. While that may be true, playing with food is a great way to encourage creativity. One way is to let the kids help with food prep. They will come up with some crazy ideas in the kitchen and that may just be where their creativity will really shine.
7. Tell Stories
My kids love telling stories. There are story cubes and story starter type things that you can get to help your kids get started. In fact, Charlie writes his own books and illustrates them.
Right now, Goldfish fans can send in images and videos that they have created using Goldfish Crackers. Make sure you check out the “We ❤ Goldfish Tales” site on GoldfishSmiles.com – A fun place to see the tales that other Goldfish fans have created. You can also watch the behind the scenes videos and how-to clips to learn the ropes of stop-motion video, and create your own tale with your family!
Creating your own stop-motion video using Goldfish crackers with your kids is a fun activity that you can enjoy together, all while helping to unleash their imaginations!
We did a few simple drawings and added the Goldfish crackers to our scenes.
Goldfish crackers are a snack I feel good about serving my kids because they're always baked with real cheddar cheese, contain no artificial flavors or preservatives, and the colors are sourced from plants!
These simple activities encourage creativity in kids. Keep in mind that some kids are more creative naturally than others, but you can still feed the love of creativity into your kids. It takes time and lots of activities, but soon enough your child will be using their imagination and creativity all on their own. These simple activities definitely encourage creativity in kids.