Spark Imagination. Join the fun.
Kids are storytellers, artists, entertainers and they all have an incredible imagination. Here are a few of our favourite activities which will get children to love learning, engage, collaborate and celebrate their imagination. Perfect activities for some Summer fun.
1. Random Cuttings
Cut out pictures from magazines pin them on a board (on lay out on a surface) and ask your child to give their own interpretation of what’s happening in the picture. Children will come up with the story-line behind the image, create a past, present and future story for the people in the photo, guess the location, time of year, weather – the works! The less of a brief you give them, the better – don’t restrict them – allow them to think freely.
2. Kid Trivia
Prepare loads of fun trivia questions (about anything under the sun). Stop yourself from trying to correct them or give the right answer – just continue to ask questions and see what they come up with. Their feedback and reactions will surprise you – especially when you start to see how they have the ability to come up with a story even when they’re not quite sure of what the answer really is – and you’re sure to be amazed (and entertained) with the answers they will come up with.
3. Colour Inspiration
Cover one of your walls with sheets of white paper and give your kids a colouring challenge. Don’t give them any rules, instead give them the gift of creative freedom and let their minds wander. Their imagination will be working over-time and you’ll have some ultra-cool wall art.
4. Role Play
This is mostly applicable to children aged 6 or older. Give kids a list of characters and different scenarios and invite them to come up with their own script. Take it up a notch and get lots of different costumes and accessories. They’ll love dress up and you’ll be giving them the chance to truly express themselves, to work in a team setting and be creative. A great idea for when friends are visiting.
5. Photos can be fun!
Give kids a camera and let them snap moments they think are special throughout the day! Encourage them to take photos of places they visit, friends, lunch-time, grocery shopping, family members, pets, daytime, afternoon or night time settings, their favourite toys and games – anything really. If you want to go a step further you can then ask them to deliver a 5 minute photo presentation in front of their family and friends, this will help them build the confidence to speak in-front of a crowd.
It’s your turn. Spark Creativity – join the fun.
Remember, children are the biggest and brightest minds we know so let’s join forces and Spark Creativity together! Let’s all share fun, exciting activity ideas and really get our children to understand the power of their imagination.
Article by BuzyMummy guest contributor: Sab, blogger and founder of HighwaytoHappy, a wonderful blog concept that offers an online space where soulful sisters are invited to unwind, feel nurtured, re-charge & take the time to appreciate the delicious moments in their lives.