How do we nurture creativity in children?

You may have seen the incredible self-folding origami robot that was revealed the other week. It truly shows how applying the power of creative thinking to an ancient craft can produce awe inspiring results. We only need to look at the last 10 years to see the power of creative thinking and how it has impacted our whole society.

Children enjoy getting creative at the new Create Club launching in Devon.

Children enjoy getting creative at Create Club.

So how do we nurture creativity in children? – it’s very much about the journey not the ‘end product’.  I was wondering if there was any way we could help you nurture your child’s creativity?  I know we provide creative workshops to enjoy and help inspire your baby and toddler- and we help you with fun and creative parties and clubs, but I just wanted to find out if there was anything else that would be helpful.

It’s tough bringing up children especially in a world where there is so much pressure on us all. If there is anything you feel would be helpful- or if you have any feedback (good or could be better) -I’d love to hear. Contact us and we will get back to you.

Sarah and your Creative Crew

Grab your running shoes

Have you been watching the Athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2014? Aren’t all of the athletes amazing! There are medals flying everywhere.

Why not let your little one design their own set of trainers to make them run super fast and inspire them towards an active future.

Trainer Sheet

Download your Trainer Sheet here.

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1,385 medals to be won…where could this be?

Yes, you guessed it the Commonweath Games! Have you managed to watch any of the events so far? Which has been your favourite sport?

Here are some more flags for you to decorate.

Wales Commonwealth sheet

Download your Wales Commonwealth sheet here.

Northern Ireland Commonwealth sheet

Download your Northern Ireland Commonwealth sheet here.

We have also created some worksheets for some of the other countries taking part, try decorating their flags as well.

There is an image to help you or why not reinvent the flags with new colours and patterns.

Bangladesh Commonwealth sheet

Download your Bangladesh Commonwealth sheet here.

Maldives Commonwealth sheet

Download your Maldives Commonwealth sheet here.

Become a follower of our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home.

Party with Clyde at the Commonwealth Games

As the Commonwealth Games kick off today with the opening ceremony in Glasgow why not get patriotic and decorate your own flag. Are you lucky enough to have tickets to the Games?

England Commonwealth sheet

Download your England Commonwealth sheet here.

Scotland Commonwealth sheet

Download your Scotland Commonwealth sheet here.

We have also created some worksheets for some of the other countries taking part, try decorating their flags as well.

There is an image to help you or why not reinvent the flags with new colours and patterns.

Ghana Commonwealth sheet

Download the Ghana Commonwealth sheet here.

Canada Commonwealth sheet

Download the Canada Commonwealth sheet here.

South Africa Commonwealth sheet

Download the South Africa Commonwealth sheet here.

Become a follower of our blog for more exciting activity ideas to do at home.

World Cup Football of the future

As the world cup draws to a close this weekend we thought you should have a go at designing your own football for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. A special design is created for each World Cup and given a special name.

world cup footballs

Have a go at designing your own football, just download the World Cup Football Activity Sheet here.

World Cup Football

We would love to see the finished creations. Please send a photo to art@thecreationstation.co.uk for the chance to be featured on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook page.

Ready…steady…GO!!!

As the Grand Depart 2014 is now underway in Yorkshire we thought you would like a bicycle themed activity. Why not design your own cycle helmet?

helmet with border

Download your cycle helmet activity sheet here.

Will yours be covered in spots or stripes, or turn you into an animal on wheels?

We would love to see the finished creations. Please send a photo to art@thecreationstation.co.uk for the chance to be featured on The Creation Station Ltd Facebook page.

 

If you are lucky enough to be watching any of the racing keep an eye out for The Creation Station providing some exciting activities to keep your little ones entertained.