One of my favorite ways to nurture creativity in my children is to give them opportunities to explore different artistic mediums. It was so fun to see each kid interact differently with our glitter glue pens this past week! Johnny (four years old) was all about layering colors and seeing how high he could pile the glue before it would start spreading out. Emma (six years old) seemed to enjoy the process of manipulating the glue in different ways – making piles of glue, spreading it out, and seeing if colors would mix. Lily (two years old) used her favorite colors (pink and purple) to make a picture. Three very different approaches, but a very fun artistic activity!
Do you have a favorite exploratory art activity? How do you enjoy encouraging creativity in childhood?
Learning Laboratory is a space to share hands-on, fun, and creative learning experiences for children. I would love for you to add your posts to my linky, and text links back or sharing my button is always appreciated! A favorite for me last week was this silly sensory ball painting from B. Inspired, Mama! I also really loved her 10 tips for teaching puzzle skills. This Lego Library Land from Miss Courtney Meets Bobo is Learning Laboratory Paradise! Any child would enjoy making this torn paper earth collage from Like Mama Like Daughter, and I think little boys especially would enjoy this monster truck sight word mash game from Train Up a Child. And, I am utterly amazed by this play house – complete with children’s book bunting – from Sunnydaytodaymama.