One child has his interests. Another has hers. Finding something to create together can strengthen relations- and get rid of the “crankies”- all around!


Kids have so many interests and so many things going on, sometimes it’s hard to find common ground or something to keep relations strong. It’s easy to focus on what’s annoying at the moment (“he’s looking at me” or “she breathed on me”) but you can often change the mood by finding something to create together.

Here are some ideas:

  • Paint rocks
  • Bake cookies
  • Make up a silly song
  • Create holiday decorations
  • Pots and pans band
  • Paper bag crafts
  • Experiment with food coloring
  • Sock puppets
  • Paper airplanes
  • Countdown chains
  • Macaroni necklaces
  • Finger paint
  • Play dough

When things get stressful or you want a way to connect with your kids, CREATE!

What are some of the favorite creative activities at YOUR house?