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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. 
Amber Gravenell
Creative and Educational Content Creator
After graduating with a 2.1 English degree, Amber pursued a career in primary education. A fully qualified Primary School Teacher, Amber has 6 years teaching experience as well as private tutoring experience. Amber is Jaques of London’s Creative and Educational Content Creator as well as managing our social media platforms. Amber uses her educational knowledge to unleash the developmental benefits our toys and games can have for your kids.
Kate Luke
Creative Content Editor
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.