To be human is to be creative.
This is particularly true for the very young as many older people have been told or have decided that they are not creative. Young people (especially those who are pre-teen or younger) are generally not hindered by those beliefs and so their creativity flows. They do not have to be taught to be creative, only guided occasionally.
This winter, I am teaching as arts and crafts class to two groups of children. One group is 3 to 5 years old and the other group is 6 to 12 years old. This blog is designed to give an overview of what we are doing in the class, to provide extension activities for children to do at home and to provide ideas for parents and teachers who are looking for meaningful art and craft activities.