School shutdowns have been piling the pressure on for millions of parents around the world, most them having never considered home schooling. But while becoming a teacher overnight may not be an ideal situation, it could be a great chance to unlock your child’s artistic side. There are plenty of creative activities can be undertaken at home as part of their day’s learning.
There are lots of different ways to do painting at home. For example, it can be just doodling with a pen on a blank paper. Children can simply draw some random lines and then fill in the blank spaces with colours. This can encourage kids to be creative because there aren’t any set rules!
2. Colourful clay
Whether you buy your clay toys online or if you fancy making colourful play dough at home, kids can spend hours on shaping it into flowers, fruits, animals or whatever comes to mind. It can also help to develop children’s hand-eye coordination skills and improve your child’s agility.
3. Homemade instruments
Get creative and use your leftover rubbish to make sweet music! For example, a tissue box can make a simple version of a little guitar. It only takes few minutes, but it’s a nice way to let children explore how the instruments work.
4. Easy music games for children
Establish your own musical language by drawing symbols and denoting what different sounds they mean. For instance, a pyramid could mean “tap on a glass”. Before you know it, your children can become composers of their own songs! This game could potentially inspire your children’s interest in creating music – who knows, you could have the next Bach or Barlow living under your roof!
Isolating at home for weeks or even months is very challenging, but it also provides a unique opportunity to spend time with our children and understand them better. Stay safe and stay home – better days will return!