Art can provide families with an incredible way to slow down and find calm in the chaos of day-to-day life. As a mom of three and a former preschool teacher, I have had so many opportunities to witness the power of art with my own family at home and in my classroom. Beyond just helping your child develop creativity, art has numerous other benefits including strengthening fine motor skills, providing your child with calming, sensory input, encouraging independence, and promoting problem-solving and resilience.
Graduation is a reason to celebrate at any age! So, what better way to honor your little artist than with fun and colorful arts and crafts gifts and school supplies? Check out our round-up of the best kindergarten graduation gifts for all the young artists you’ll be recognizing this important milestone with.
Winter crafts are a great way to ring in the season, whether your child is schooling from home or in the classroom, this year has changed young schedules everywhere. It is important to include some arts and crafts in your family’s day! Get in the holiday spirit by creating winter themed crafts to display all around the house. This will be a step-by-step guide all about how to create each of these winter crafts.
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!
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.