The holidays are right around the corner and OOLY and I are excited to put together this list for you to make it easy to shop these gifts for any kids on your list! Between teaching for over 10 years and parenting for 5, I have a pretty good grasp on what kids love. Plus, art is so fun for all ages! These items have been tried and true by my own two kiddos and they are some of our favorites!
As we approach the holidays, I am sure many of us have been thinking about how to make this year extra special! As a Montessori teacher for over ten years, I am here to give you some fun ideas on how to make the most of your holidays at home. You can do these with your family through art! Art projects are a perfect way to connect with your children.
One of the best ways to connect with your kiddos is to be creative with them and find your inner child when painting and drawing. I have always enjoyed sitting down with my children and students and doodling with them. I love finding ways to connect with children and art does just that! OOLY has such a variety of products and it has been fun to get creative with them! No matter what age you are, finding a way to express your creativity has so many benefits! While there are many benefits of drawing and painting, the ones that impacted me the most are that it made me happier and it reduced stress. Continue reading on to see how my husband and I have created more sophisticated pieces using our children’s art supplies.
Establishing a productive morning routine is important and sets the tone for the rest of the day. With distant learning coming soon for many in the next few weeks, I wanted to share with you my tips & tricks for how our family gets through busy mornings with OOLY art supplies! It’s important to remember to be flexible with scheduling and young children. Keeping things light and fun will help keep the children happy!
Creativity is a valuable skill that benefits adults as much as it does children. As we approach adulthood, we do not use the benefits of coloring or our creativity nearly enough as we should. Art and creativity give an opportunity for problem solving and trial and error—especially for children.