Sometimes, I allow my kids to take some time off our academics so that they have time to play creatively.
Here are some of the ways they play creatively:
1. Finger puppets.
2. Musical show
Sometimes, the kids will get their stuff toys and play some music, then use their toys to dance to the tune of their favorite songs and give a show.
3. Shadow show
They tell a story using their shadows on the wall. Sometimes, they also use Popsicle sticks and use them as the actors of their show.
4. Origami folding
Using paper, the shapes that the kids create are limitless!
5. Clay molding
Using clay, they can create animals, buildings, food or whatever they want to play with!
I believe that the time the kids spend playing creatively is equally important as their academics to let them express their creativity, resourcefulness and artistry.