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Creative Screen Free Ideas to try at Home

Creativity is something you can never run out of the more you use the more you have! 

And we love being creative at home.

There are many simple and creative activities you can do at home with the kids without needing to be an artist. Keeping things simple is a great way to ease yourself and the kids into accepting your home, as not just a home, but as an Aladin’s cave of creativeness and educational wonder.  

Activity 1:
Imaginative Story Telling
Encourage your child’s inner storyteller with this easy activity. This is a top pick because it’s completely adaptable to children of all abilities!
All You Need is a jar or any container, some paper and a pen.
Create 5 story subjects (or use our suggested starters) pick one at random from your jar read the first suggestion and away they go!
Kids absolutely love to talk and tell stories – it’s a great way for them to use their imaginations and increases their language and vocabulary skills. 

 

Activity 2: 
Create a Monster Game! We love this simple game because all you need are 3 things that you most likely already have lying around.
To Get Started all you need is some paper, coloring pencils and dice.
Tip 💡 if you don’t have dice to hand you could make one by using paper, a pen and a little sellotape.  
Start with your paper and draw a large circle for the outline of the body and a smaller circle on top for the head. This forms a base for your monsters 😊  
Each creator takes a turn rolling the dice. Each number has a monster part assigned to it.
Whichever number the creator rolls they then add the body part to their monster. Players can agree on how many rolls it takes to complete your monster at the beginning of the game depending on how long you would like the activity to last.  
This activity has some great benefits for your children!
It’s fun and gets their creative ideas flowing while having the added benefit of number recognition. Perfect for Children in early years education.  

 

The Power of Real Play is what the Anti-Screen Revolution is all about.
Children Learn Through Play and not just academically; play gives all children the chance to emotionally develop and learn crucial social skills that will set them up for the rest of their lives.
The best memories of childhood have always been time spent with family and friends and that can never be replaced by a screen.  
 
We hope these activities help you and your family – have an activity that you think should be on this list? Let us know @jaqueslondon. 
Kate Luke
Head Of Content
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ellis Fordery
Creative Content Editor
Graduating university with a 2:1 degree in Media Studies, Ellis discovered a passion for creative and media writing. Along with completing courses in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing and Social Media Management, she has a comprehensive knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation. She is currently using her expertise to produce creative content for our social platforms, our blog, and Mini Minds Hub.
Mark James
Creative Content Editor
After graduating with a 2:1 in Media, Mark set about establishing a highly respected online reputation as an extremely accomplished freelance copywriter and SEO expert. Having assisted with the launch of many successful start-ups, Mark has developed a strong knowledge in formulating and further developing brand identities across a disparate array of industries. In doing so, he has played key roles in the ongoing success of marketing campaigns, SEO strategies and online content management, for hundreds of different clients. As father to an adorable little boy, Mark discovered a passion for child education. Having found vocational vigour in offering free music lessons to children, he now hopes to lend his creative flair to Jaques of London, helping to promote the importance of early-learning through discovery and play.