AD // Creativity is a really important part of life for both adults and children. Of course, some of us are more creative than others. Some can pick up any musical instrument and start playing a song, whilst others might be more gifted with a paintbrush or with their words. Regardless of where your creativity lies, the skills it teaches us can be invaluable.

Even when it comes down to more academic subjects, jobs and pastimes, having a creative flair can help come up with solutions and think outside the box. Creativity and developing creative skills aren’t just reserved for artists, musicians and writers.

I was SUPER creative as a kid. Not long ago, we actually found a huge box in our loft full to the brim of paper of things I’d drawn and created as a kid. There must have been thousands and thousands of drawings in there.

I even used to create my own magazines as a kid! I never did anything with them, other than show my parents probably but they contained different subjects, advice, articles, reviews and more. Looking back now, it’s not too much of a surprise that I went down the writing route.

Parents and teachers have the biggest influence on children when it comes to creativity and teachers can’t do that if they don’t have the best tools and resources themselves in order to share their wisdom and lessons with children. Which is where Creative Fabrica and the Teachers Club Card comes in!

What is the Creative Fabrica Teachers Club Card?

The Teachers Club Card from Creative Fabrica is an incredible subscription service which gains you access to over 12,000 teaching resources! You can download up to 5 resources per week, which is a whopping 260 fun resources per year.

From Christmas word searches, math worksheets, letter tracing workbooks, themed activities and more, there is SO MUCH choice for teachers, homeschooling parents but also, just parents in general, looking to introduce their children to new, fun activities which are both creative and educational. 

The Teachers Club Card is currently available for £2.99 for the entire year. Yes, you read that correctly, the entire YEAR! That’s a 95% discount – it’s a Christmas miracle, surly? 

Of course, with all good subscriptions, you can cancel at any time. But 100% of the Teacher Club Card subscriptions are paid out directly to teachers offering the materials – Creative Fabrica supports the work that teachers do, and I think that’s great.

Fancy checking out the Teachers Club Card? Head on over to the website here to check it out and sign up! This is an offer far too good to miss!

Here are some tips on how to encourage creativity in children:

Start them young

Allowing and encouraging creativity from a young age is key. No, they’re not going to be painting a Picasso at the age of 3 but internally, they’re learning so many skills and lessons from being introduced to creative activities from such a young age, that are only going to develop as they get older.

Allow them to express themselves however they want

Try not to force a specific creative outlet on them. If they don’t enjoy it, then it might put them off trying anything else or they might not feel like there any other options available because they’ve only been introduced to one thing. So allow freedom within their creative process.

Give them different resources to try

Like with Creative Fabrica and the Teachers Club Card, different materials and resources is really important to help expand their knowledge and understanding of how to use different things in a creative way. Give them a pencil and they might not write a story but instead use it as a mast and build a boat around it.

Be encouraging

Encouragement is always key, even in creative expression. As an adult, you might not need anyone’s validation when it comes to your creative endevours but as a child it’s very different and positive encouragement can go a long way to ensure they have a positive experience with being creative.

Introduce them to different mediums of creativity

As well as allowing them to be creative themselves, it’s also worth introducing them to different mediums of creativity from other people, to help inspire them. Take them to age-appropriate museums, go a see a musical performance, book signings of their favourite authors and more can get those cogs turning!

If you’re a teacher in any capacity – or a parent wanting some new, easy to access resources – then I’d highly recommend checking out the Teachers Club Card from Creative Fabrica. With over 12,000 resources and 5 downloads a week, you’ll have plenty to entertain with.

For just £2.99 for the entire year, it’s an absolute bargain – well, more than a bargain! It actually works out at 1p per resources, which is incredible!

How do you encourage creativity in your child? Do you use any additional resources? Are you a teacher and have any tips?

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26 Comments

  1. As I child I would always be encouraged to be creative with pens, paper and all the accessories as well as all my younger siblings. It was a big part of our childhood that I remember fondly. Thank you for sharing this post. I think it is so important to encourage children and will definitely encourage my child when I have one.

    Lauren x

  2. I did a lot of sewing and making things as a child, and played music/danced, and as an adult did jewellery making and made cards too. Blogging’s now taken over, and my son’s not really that into creative stuff at home apart from a lot of plasticine cutting when he was a toddler. Now he’s at secondary he’s really enjoying textiles and graphics though which I was quite surprised at

  3. This is such a good thing for teachers! I was so creative as a kid and we didn’t have half of these things – everything was so generic and boring! While I just wanted to be my creative, out-of-the-box self! My grandparents always encouraged me to be creative but in school it wasn’t really a thing – they were more interested in academic studies, and I wasn’t academic in the slightest at that age.

  4. I’ve always been encouraged to read a lot by my parents, and I used to be quite good at knitting and coloring. Even though English is not my first language, I am starting to picture teaching English to my child and encouraging creative learning from a young age 🙂 Thanks for sharing x

  5. This sounds like an amazing subscription! I am a very creative person and my little one is definitely following in my footsteps!

  6. Encouraging children to be creative is one of the most important tasks us adults have and it is also one of the more rewarding ones. It can spark creativity right back in our adults minds. I’ve experienced that many times as a teacher. While something you feel you need to set the boundaries because you want things to be ordered or quiet, but most of the time chaos is where beautiful things happen. Encouraging kids and showing that it is ok to make a mistake is what they need. They need to learn to use their minds in an open way. Great post on an important topic.

  7. Excellent post! We need to be creative all of our lives because we need to use our imagination to solve problems. Encouraging children is so very important! They usually love to draw and write and paint and make music!!! We need to give them the tools to dream and create.

  8. I wasn’t exactly creative as a child. My Mum wasn’t one for paints etc but I loved reading, writing and colouring. So when I had my own kids, I couldn’t wait to be creative with paints and mess but alas, they weren’t in the least bit creative! But I love places like Hobbycraft and it’s definitely something that parens should encourage even if it’s not messy! hahaha. It also has calming benefits!

  9. I was also a really creative child, it was my outlet. I love this, I think if my mum had had access to something like this, I could have untapped so many happy creative memories and activities
    Rosie

  10. I love this! My parents always encouraged me to be creative- I always used to write and paint in my spare time, and I even went to a school that didn’t have uniforms. I love these ideas, thank you for sharing x

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