Helping your child tap into their creative side doesn’t have to break the bank. Kids of all ages love to get art supplies as gifts. But don’t feel like you have to spend the big bucks to give your kids hours of creative fun. Here are 14 gift ideas, most of which you can find at your local arts and crafts store.
Art for Kids
I know you’ve already filled your house with markers, crayons, pencils, paper and all sorts of other things to keep the kids creative. So now what can you get your creative, visual thinker? I have found some great ideas to utilize those right brain skills and keep the kids creating.
“There are visible academic and art benefits for children that participate in our program. Young Rembrandts’ students have fun while developing fundamental art literacy and improved academic abilities,” notes Fetter. “We are passionate about helping children develop the skills they need to be successful.”
Do you have a kid that wants to spend their summer doing art? They want to build things. Make things. Draw things. Paint and color. All day. Every day. They just can’t seem to get enough. If this is your child, it sounds like you have what I affectionately call an ‘art kid’.
Father’s Day is a great time to do some experimenting with dad. Dads just seem to have that way of jumping right in and letting the open-ended learning develop and, there is nothing like spending some quality time exploring and testing out some math and science theories with him. Shh, don’t tell him that you’re learning while you’re playing.
We’ve had a busy month talking about all the reasons for you to find an art class for your child. Whether you have a child with autism, are an adult wanting to relieve some stress or a parent looking for things to do with your child, art should be part of your life.