With all the technology around its good to encourage our kids to actually BE creative.
My son has a tablet and an Xbox, which I know people would frown on that but I try and keep a good balance when it comes to technology and creativity.
Being creative myself it does make it a bit easier to do things with him that he find exciting and fun that aren't technology based and I don't find it a hassle because I'm always doing something creative he can join in on.
Currently I have a wall in my lounge that I painted purple. It didn't come out right and doesn't match the rest of my lounge (it was a spontaneous colour purchase), so I'm going to repaint the wall but until then I'm letting him paint a Christmas mural on the wall this holidays, he's planning on painting two pictures a day.
Of course he LOVED the idea because normally he is most certainly not allowed to paint or draw on the lounge wall!
This is how far he's gotten:
Below are list of ideas to get your child's creative juices flowing!
50 Ways for kids to stay CREATIVE
Throw a dance party
Go on a nature walk
Gather sticks and leaves and make something out of them
Build a fort
Make homemade dough or slime
Read and go to the library often
come up with a story and draw characters and make a book
Unplug, no TV, cell phone or tablet
Try a new hobby
Start a diary
Learn a new musical instrument
Make something out of a cardboard box
Try a new food or cuisine
Visit a museum
Help someone in need
Set up a stand and sell something you made
Create a club with your friends
Stand up for a cause you love
Make something from clay
Draw something new
Draw a self portrait using a mirror
Eat breakfast for dinner
Do a science experiment
Make a sock toy
Play a board game
Learn a new sport
Make up a song
Make a list of all the things you want to do oneday
Think of an idea each day and write it down
Create an oil pastel painting
Stretch your body and run as fast as you can
Take something apart and figure out if you can put it back together
make a sculpture
Build a puzzle
Play dress up
Put on a play
Interview someone you look up to
Be still and silent for 5 minutes
Design something cool out of recycled items
Plant a garden
Create a special place just for reading and daydreaming
Learn how to bake something
Make something out of paper mache
Make a fairy garden
Create a windowsill vegetable garden
Do some "architectural design" with lego
Carry around a doodle or sketchbook
Got any ideas to add? Comment below and I'll add it to the list.