Keep kids creative with these fun activities
But fall is a great time to focus on keeping kids creative. One researcher who studies creativity at the College of William & Mary found creativity is declining among all kids, but especially among those in kindergarten through third grade.
Our friends at Avera Medical Group report some possible reasons why:
- Too much organized time and not enough free time
- Too much technology and screen time
- A relentless focus on performance in schools
Kidtopia at Dawley Farms has limitless options for fall activities. It was hard for us to choose, but here were some of our favorites:
- Play chef and run your own pretend restaurant with play food by Melissa & Doug. Prepare a pizza, customize a birthday cake, or practice pretend grilling with a shelf full of options.
- Design & Drill toys are so fun kids won’t even realize how much they’re learning. Create custom designs with a real working kid-safe drill. And check out the flower power studio for girls!
- Put on a show with some of the best hand puppets you can find. Each set includes four puppets and everything from farm animals to first responders.
We liked the make-your-own mummy jar kit ($3) and the decorative pumpkin stickers ($1).
For more ideas on keeping kids creative as they settle back in at school, Avera Medical Group has some great tips. See them here.