Category Archives: Creative Kids

My Very First Sewing Class for Kids

This week I am running a week-long sewing class as part of my school’s after school program.  I must say that I am LOVING it! (yes…that was shouted….with a big smile….and maybe even a little dance across the room in happiness…)   I have a few more students than I originally planned for (as of…

Whatever Floats Your Boat

No matter how many times it happens, I am always amazed what a group of young children can come up with when left to their own devices. Yesterday afternoon, we made boats. Other than providing materials, and the direction to make a boat that floats (of course!) I left them to discover on their own.…

We Are Inventors!

Inspired by this post, and our science theme of Electricity, I decided to talk to my students about inventors. We began by discussing “what is an inventor?”  and then brainstormed a list of as many inventions as they could think of.  They had a hard time wondering what life might be like without a telephone,…

What if you became a Pizza…

A few weeks ago, we explored this book in my classroom: In this story, Pete is disappointed that he can’t go outside to play, so, to cheer him up, his Dad turns him into a pizza!  Not a real one, of course, but an imaginary pizza, complete with dough kneading, the addition of toppings (checkers!)…

Giants, Beanstalks, and a Brave Girl Named Kate

I am so excited to be writing my very first Creative Kids post!  I actually had an activity I did in my classroom last week that I wanted to write about, but had such a fun and amazing afternoon with my students yesterday that I can’t resist writing about that instead! On Monday afternoons I do something…

Creative Kids – that other part of my life

For the past ten years I have spent most of my days creating, imagining, reading, writing, and discovering with young children.  Each year the ages of those students has changed (my youngest class yet was made up of 3 year olds, and my oldest were 10), and no matter what the age I have loved…

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