Creativity is pretty important around here. I love the possibilities of a blank sheet of paper, a bin full of dress-up clothes or some sidewalk chalk. I’ve been trying to rely less on the tv or wii to entertain the kids and more on the non-electronic activities around the house. After all, why have an art box if it’s going to sit in the corner? I found these great activities to get my wheels turning:
This was our take on the pounded flower prints, or what we called “Rock, Paper, Flower”. It was a big hit because apparently my kids like to beat things to death.
We’re also lucky to have some great programs in the area to foster the creative spirit – some of which we are lucky enough to take part in. Here are a few places to help children take advantage of their natural creative abilities:
Children’s Classes at The Chicago Street Theatre (Valparaiso)- these spots go super fast, so get your info early and be prepared to sign-up when enrollment opens
Memorial Opera House (Valparaiso) – Watch for special children’s workshops – they’re a blast!
South Shore Arts (3 locations in NWI) – Drawing, painting, pottery, mixed media and more. Classes for children 2 and up