Art activities are very effective way to stimulate the brain, encourage creative thinking and lets you come up with your own unique solutions. They help in enhancing cognitive abilities and memory, even for people with serious brain disorders. The best thing of all, you don’t have to have any particular artistic skills to get started. If it’s been a long time since you had fun expressing yourself or teach your children to think creatively, you might not know where to begin. Check out the resources below and like Einstein said, allow your intelligence to have fun.
Creative Activities for Young Children 9th edition is a terrific book filled with fun, creative, and easy-to implement activities for young children. Readers will enjoy exercising their own creativity, as well as helping young children do the same. This text is an excellent tool for preparing to work creatively with children across the curriculum, but it is also very useful in their future teaching careers. With its hundreds of activities, up to date research, recipes, finger plays, art recipes, poems, book and software lists, information on how to select children’s books, and hundreds of web sites, this book is an invaluable resource.
Coping with life’s stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals. This imaginative and insightful book is a useful resource for all therapists, social workers, and counselors who wish to encourage self-expression in teenagers.
With the one-of-a-kind projects in 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, your family will rediscover the spirit of imaginative play! These fun activities help develop your child’s creativity and skills–all without a screen in sight. Featuring step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, each budget-friendly project will keep your child entertained, engaged, and learning all day long. Best of all, no one will complain about turning off the TV or computer with such entertaining activities as:
- Natural Dye Fingerpaints
- Taste-Safe, Gluten-Free Playdough
- Erupting Volcano Dinosaur World
- Fizzy Rainbow Slush
- Taste-Safe Glow Water
Complete with dozens of ideas for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children, 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids will help your family step away from your devices and step into endless afternoons of playtime fun!
Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids is perfect for families who want to sneak a little more creativity into their lives and have fun doing it. It’s about exploring, experimenting, and getting lost in creativity. It’s not focused on goals, but on enjoying the process.
Professional artist Jeanette Nyberg brings to life 46 drawing games that offer playful, easy ways to get a pen moving across a page, help keep the mind focused, and provide hours of edifying entertainment. Move through the book at your own pace. Start with basic drawing games, followed by a section of activities that can be done with friends, then work with some mixed-media activities, and end with awesome tangle art games. Each activity includes ideas for how to “Make it Silly,” and ways to vary the themes so you can play the games over and over.
Families will make exciting discoveries, find creative ways to spend their time, master visual and manual skills, and most importantly, have fun!