Fostering creativity in little ones or reawakening it in older children, has been an education/parental goal of mine. Open ended activities that have unlimited possibilities is one way to develop this skill. It gives the child the opportunity to think flexibly, develop new ideas, and to practice elaboration- all important creative thinking skills.
A simple and fun way to expand on these skills is with a line drawing activity. Give your child a template like the example pictured below. Instruct them to create something new that incorporates all 3 lines. The paper can be in any direction.
Look at the lines above. Now look at what these lines CAN become…..
Do this fun activity as a family and compare your drawings. What do you imagine the 3 squiggles to be?
Written by Jen