Take A 5-Minute Creativity Break with Your Kids

At a Pre-Covid Baby Rave
  1. Sing and Dance. Play your favorite songs and belt your heart out in the kitchen while rocking out with your kids. Fact: it is impossible to read the New York TImes while you are belting “Into the Unknown” with your four-year-old.
  2. Paint and Tell a Story. Find 20 rocks and paint little pictures on the rocks. These pictures could be anything from animals to vehicles to castles. Then put the rocks in a bag and tell a story one person at a time using the pictures as your prompt. Pro tip: stickers can work just as well as paint.
  3. Set a Calming Mood. Turn off all the lights in a room, light some candles, snuggle in with your kids in a soft blanket, and listen to a story on a podcast or app…Calm has some great ones. “Circle Round” is another of our favorites. Just resist the temptation to scroll Facebook while listening!
  4. Mirror. Sit down criss-cross applesauce across from your child, and challenge each other to be as still as possible. But any TINY LITTLE movement the other person notices, they get to copy, just like a mirror, and then the other person can copy it back, etc., etc., until I guarantee you will both be rolling on the floor laughing!

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Nina is the CEO and Founder of Bay Area Children's Theatre and Creative Parenting. She believes that a little creativity brings a lot of magic to daily life!

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Nina Meehan

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Nina is the CEO and Founder of Bay Area Children's Theatre and Creative Parenting. She believes that a little creativity brings a lot of magic to daily life!

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