Keeping the Creative Juices Flowing
In the midst of the circuit breaker, we had all been called to isolate, which in turn left families scrambling to find things to do at home to remain sane and entertained. It was indeed a testing time, but we had a golden opportunity to focus and spend time with our families. Here are just some ways that we can continue to keep our creative juices flowing even as we enter the new phase of the circuit breaker.
Explore the world from home
Start thinking out of the box. One way to do that is to experience new things! Even at home, it can be as simple as trying out a new type of cuisine and having your child involved in that process. Or how about venturing into the world with virtual tours of museums and historic landmarks? There are so many exciting opportunities to learn something new.
Time to go ol’ school
Take active steps to stay creative as a family. Work together and embark on an adventure with your child regularly. Ask them if there is anything that interests them or would like to try out. Maybe now is the time to get off your screens and start on some traditional arts and crafts activities? Pinterest is a great place to start gathering some fun ideas!
Wacky science experiments
Creativity is not only for artists, painters or performers, it can also come from learning and experimenting with science. From a Matalab Coding Set to Mbot robots, science-in-a-box kits are a great way to get your children’s imagination going! These experiments help to maintain your child’s motivation and passion for learning. As a bonus, your child also gets to develop hands-on skills and experiences at the same time.
Get to work green thumbs
Never had the time to get that gardening project going? Now is the perfect time to do so! This is a fun activity that can be educational and hands-on for the whole family. It is also one of the best ways to stay creative and relaxed at the same time. The best part is, think about all the opportunities you will have to save some time and money instead of running down to the grocery store. Check out “Perfect Pots for Small Spaces” book to get started on small creative gardening projects.
Always keep learning
Now, is the best time to take advantage of free learning resources online and other educational opportunities for the entire family. We can always benefit from learning new skills. .Here are some great online resources with a variety of subjects ranging from arts, science, reading and more: Scholastic, BBC Learning, Sesame Street, FutureLearn and Marshall Cavendish Education Hub (MCEduHub).
Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Children are naturally creative but sometimes, what everyone needs is a little creative thinking in their routine. All you have to do now is to get started!