Creative Play Activities for Children
By Andrew Loh
Playing creative games and engaging in creative activities with your
child is an exciting time and enjoyable moment. To make your child
creative and innovative, you will need to teach yourself to be more
creative as well as innovative than your child. Creative play activities
should form a regular phenomenon so that your
child can master a number of challenging situations and scenarios.
Creative mindset means helping your child to become a complete
personality that is affable, well-mannered, inventive, thoughtful,
probing, inquisitive and expressive. Creative activities can help
your child to face any adverse situations with a sense of courage
Here are some creative games and activities that will assist your
child to become creative in life:
Playing jigsaw puzzles: This is perhaps one of the most
enduring games that can help your child to solve intricate and more
challenging problems. Jigsaw puzzles offer a number of creative
situations when your child is expected to solve intricate and
complex problems, riddles and challenges.
Finding treasure: This is yet another game that can help your
child get more creative and innovative. This is a field game that
can be played in your backyard. This game involves finding treasure
hidden somewhere in a hidden place after finding a series of clues
hidden in the area. The beauty of this program is its extreme
challenging and creative nature when your child has to search for
clues in a series of steps. By the time your child reaches the final
clue, he or she would have solved a number of problems and
challenges. The ultimate prize is a big bonus for your child.
Create an end to a story: This is another creative challenge
when your child is expected to complete an uncompleted story. This
game can be played with a number of other children as participants.
This creative play session can help your child learn how to piece
together a story, add parts to it and make the story complete with a
Creative dramatic play: One of the more meaningful ways of
expressing oneself is through dramatic play and acting. Your
children can express their innermost feelings and expressions with a
play. Life itself is a big drama and your child is bound to face a
number of dramatic moments and situations everyday and on a
consistent basis. Drama play can help your children learn and
understand the world and deal with a number of piquant situations.
Read a story and later act on it: If you want your child to
immerse in world of dream and vision, this creative play is perhaps
the best and most practical. You can read put a story to your
children and ask them to play or act on each character provided in
the story. Play and act can help your child to develop how to be
expressive in life and how he or she can handle difficult situations
Muppet or puppet show: You can ask your children to be
Muppets and Puppets by wearing suitable dresses and attire. You can
also ask them to play their assigned roles against some predefined
music and prose. This simple play will help your children to learn
how to be a member of a large team.
Leadership games: If you have many children in your home, you
can set up a creative game that involves the leader child teach a
number of actions and motions to other children. These can include
making and imitating animal sounds, bird calls, and other sounds of
nature. Once other children follow their leader, they will start to
learn how they can be a part of a big team.
Who am I - Guessing Games: As your child to act out on
movements of some special objects without uttering a single word.
You may suggest actions like a lion roaring, a cat meowing, train
chugging out of the station, an airplane landing or a bird calling.
This unique creative game will help your child to learn more about
role playing, movements of several animals and objects and
predicting the most appropriate actions suitable for a given
Building with sand, mud and clay: Sand, mud and clay are
three important things that can assist your child engage in a number
of creative activities like building a castle, molding animal shapes
and create mud post and utensils. Playing with these materials will
also your child to master muscle-mind coordination and develop
Creative play is perhaps the most beneficial and useful play that
will eventually result in an all-round development of your child. To
learn more about creative playing, you can read good books on the
subject or consult child development experts to know more about the