Creativity matters. It´s a skill that all children can learn and when it´s practiced every day, kids become the critical thinkers, problem solvers, leaders in the classroom, and they´re better prepared for professions of the 21st century. Even now, as a professional blogger and consultant, I have to be creative if I want to rise above the rest. Creativity will ALWAYS be important and, I think, kids learn at a very early age how to summon their creative thoughts and, in turn, implement them on a canvas.
Crayola, one of American’s favorite and most trusted brands, takes creativity seriously. So, they hosted a LIVE Facebook chat with Lisa Loeb entitled “Inside the Crayon Box.” Did you happen to catch it? I’m joining along with the fun and giving YOU guys the chance to win a Crayola “Creativity Matters” prize pack, jam packed with goodies to get your family outdoors in time for Spring!
Please don’t say your living room wall with a Sharpie marker. I already called that one!
All kidding aside, I think some kids gravitate towards certain canvases. For instance, my daughter expresses her creativity on paper. Whether that be drawing, painting, and even writing, she likes the mobility of it all. She takes a journal with her everywhere she goes, so she can capture those creative thoughts.
My oldest son, who’s 9-yrs-old, shows his creativity through molding. Give him clay, play-dough, or even paper (he rocks the origami) and he’ll create the most magnificent structures.
My preschooler? He’s my outdoors kid. I guess the sun on his skin gets his creative juices flowing. He loves him some sidewalk chalk. Recently, we discovered Crayola’s Washable Kaleidoscope Chalk and WOWSA. He stayed out there for hours on end drawing up a storm!
Catch Crayola’s “Inside the Crayon Box” with Lisa Loeb:
I’ve learned, over the years, that all children are different and it’s great to have a variety of ideas to cater to their creative needs. We had the pleasure to join in the LIVE chat with Lisa as she explained what works for her and ideas for all families. Here it is, in case you missed it.
Also, be sure to check out Lisa’s book Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs (Sterling Children’s Books, 2011) available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Sing, laugh, and play with pop Lisa in this fabulous collection of ten of the silliest songs ever. Fun activities, games, and recipes accompany whimsical songs. Take Lisa’s Silly Sing-Along with you wherever you go and get the high-spirited good times started. Includes a 10-song CD recorded by Lisa!
Now that you’ve heard great tips, from Lisa Loeb, on helping your family get creative. I’ve got a chance for you to put those ideas into motion! One lucky Momma Findings reader will win a Crayola Creativity Prize Pack that includes:
- My First Crayola Washable Crayons, Markers & Stampers: just the right size and shape for little hands, toddlers can create bright and colorful designs with no caps to lose or no messy ink pad.
- Crayola Mess Free Color Wonder Tiny Tube: With over 10 ft of coloring, perforated activity pages, a carry-along handle and the ability to store markers inside, kids can color at home or on the road; markers magically appear only on the special Color Wonder paper, not on skin
- Crayola Crystal Effect Window Markers: Turn an ordinary window or mirror into a colorful crystal canvas and create amazing effects on an unexpected surface that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth
- Crayola Washable Kaleidoscope Chalk: Experience sidewalk art in amazing new ways, by drawing designs, putting on the 3D Kaleidoscope glasses and watching as creations pop up off the ground
- Crayola Dry-Erase Bright Crayons: A dry-erase drawing and writing tool for kids that´s washable, smudge-proof, odorless, and will never dry out
- Crayola Dual-Sided Dry Erase Board: A two-sided board that makes it fun and colorful to share eye-popping messages or track soccer schedules
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