When’s the last time you spent time together as a family, doing something fun and amazing? Coming up with creative things to do as a family doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, we have 10 Simple Ways To Inspire Your Creativity As A Family. Read on down below!
10 Simple Ways To Inspire Your Creativity As A Family
Kids have a natural affinity towards being creative. Young minds tend to be more open, and free from the constraints that the worries of life create, as people age. It’s important that you help your kids to unleash their creativity, in order to help them reach their full potential in life. Doing so can also help you. Being creative in the way you think can help you be more successful, in your home and work life.
This is why building creativity as a family is so important. Get away from the routine of watching TV, using social media or playing games on a tablet, and check out these tips for making family creativity work for you.
1. Using the imagination
Constantly using a tablet or smartphone as a sitter for your child is not a good move; but, this type of technology can have a positive effect if used in the right way. That being said, it’s also a good idea to get your kids to put down their devices and simply use their environment to help them explore their imagination. Bed sheets can make an amazing princess dress, and even a large cardboard box can be a kayak rushing down the rapids if your seven-year-old imagines it that way.
2. Decorating with a difference
If you want to deter your little ones from drawing and painting on the walls in your home, why not give them a wall in their room where the design is all up to them. They can create a sky full of stars, or a jungle full of animals. The only limit is their imagination.
3. Rhyme time
This is one that you can use for after dinner fun. Stay sat around the table, and make up a rhyme, line by line. The rhyme passes around the table, with the next person being responsible for the next line. You will be amazed at where so many different creative minds can take you.
4. The mini assault course
If you love spending time in the yard as a family, why not build an assault course while you are there. Encourage everyone to get involved, using chairs, rope and anything else you have at hand. This one needs a responsible adult around, to make sure everyone stays safe.
5. A story along the way
Car journeys can be a nightmare if your kids get bored. The good news is that there are ways you can keep them entertained. One idea that is a lot of fun is to create a story from the sights you see along the way. You might start with a woman who lives above a store and takes a trip along a river to the countryside. Who knows where she will end up?
6. A cubby of their very own
Kids love to have a cubby where they can hang out and have fun. You can learn how to build a dream cubby, and take your kids’ ideas from paper to reality.
7. Baking for fun
If you are going to involve your kids in baking, you need to remember that it may get messy. After all, that is part of the fun! As kids grow they can take part in different stages of the process, from helping put ingredients into the bowl and stir; when they are small, to controlling the whole process when they are older.
8. Life swap
We are not suggesting that you send your kids to the office in your place. But, they can swap with you for certain things. Maybe your oldest can try getting the little ones to bed, or your kids can think about how to spend the household budget for a week. This is not just fun, it’s also a great way of getting your kids to better understand you, and what it means to be an adult.
9. Dress to impress
How often have you had a fight with your kids over what you want them to wear? The question is; why not just let them decide when it’s possible to do so. Every child has to develop their own personality as they grow, and learning to decide what to wear is a big part of that.
10. A day out on the stairs
It’s not always possible to go out on family trips, but you can take a trip in your imagination, just by sitting on the stairs. Each stair can become a seat on a bus, and you can all go on a magical journey, along with GI Joe, Barbie and a selection of other toys.
These are just a few of how you can inspire creativity as a family. Try them out with your kids, and let the fun begin.
This is sponsored guest post from Home Movement Improvement Page