Creative activities are fun for children, they are suggested to help children have positive experiences and develop important characteristics and abilities which lead to a sense of purpose and achievement.
Creativity helps children find ways of expressing themselves through the arts, giving them opportunities to explore different medias. It involves being imaginative and original. Creativity involves activities such as:
Modelling and sculpting
Role play/small world
Creativity is often more about the process rather than the end project, it is useful for many reasons:
Developing good relationships
Finding our strengths and weaknesses
Learning to problem solve
Creative learning is about how children are actively involved in their own learning and their ability to problem solve and use their imagination. Creative learning activities may have goals sometimes which will help children to practice using their skills of problem solving and imagination. To reach their goal children will use and explore a range of different materials, depending on the creative activity, be it a sculpture, den or expressive dance. They can use their creative learning to overcome a problem in creativity. This can be achieved through providing a creative environment allowing exploration through play and praising creative efforts.Creativity is about risk taking and making connections, allowing children to explore and express themselves through a variety of media or materials including, dance, music, making things, drawing, painting and make believe and to make new things emerge as a result. Being creative is strongly linked to play and can emerge through a child being absorbed in their own actions and ideas.
Most theorists of child development view young children as highly creative with a natural tendency to imagine, experiment and explore