Creative Play (Grades K-4)
Creativity and art are fundamental to the growth of the whole child. In the words of psychology professor and writer Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, “When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.” Creative play supports physical and cognitive development through the use of gross and fine motor skills and problem-solving. It encourages social and emotional development by providing an outlet for children to express and cope with their own feelings as well as establish relationships with others. Creative play allows children freedom of expression, and it gives them the opportunity to gain independence by making choices.
These educational resources are intended for students grades K–4.