A few weeks ago I received an email asking me I had ever heard of Creativity Can. Given the fact that I had 3 kids at home (who were getting the summer-time boredom blues), I was up to learning more and trying it out!
It seems that we are in a creativity crisis in this country. Creativity is essential for a success of the human race, but creativity scores have been on the decline since 1990. It is not clear as to why there is a decline, but many attribute this to the number of hours children are exposed to the digital world on a daily basis. CreativeCan was created under the premise “creativity can make anything possible.” This can is filled with pom poms, wood sticks, googgly eyes, feather and other colorful materials which stiulate kids to use their imaginations and create whatever they like! Creativity for Kids helps encourage and stimulate children’s natural creativity — all while having fun!
When the package arrived, I had fun with my kids. I took all 3 cans out and set them on the table. I told them that they couldn’t open them until 10 am the next morning. That left them wondering what to expect. It was fun watching them come up with all sorts of ideas as to what might be inside.
When the moment came for us to “pop off the top”, they were giddy with anticipation. When we opened them up, we found the following tucked inside:
I then explained to them what the cans were about. I told them that this was their chance to make whatever they wanted. I told them that there not any rules — except to have fun! I watched for a while and then was able to slip away and take care of some laundry and housework — without being interrupted! (That gives this product 2 thumbs up in my book)!!!
After a hour or two, they had finished figuring out what it was they wanted to make and put the finishing touches on their projects. Here is what they each decided to create:
CreativityCan doesn’t just stimulate imagination and creativity, they actually pay it forward to the LilySarahGrace Fund. Each time your child finishes a creation, makes sure you share your photo online. Creativity For Kids will make a donation to this charity, which supplies art and creativity supplies to under-funded public schools around the country. So, upload and share and you are helping make a difference for kids across the country — and even right in the Kansas City Metro area! Four schools are part of this organization:
Gracemoor Elementary School (Kansas City, MO)
William Southern Elementary School (Independence, MO)
Arrowhead M.S. (Kansas City, KS)
W.A. White Elementary School (Kansas City, KS)
CreativyCan is being shared this week in Kansas City! In fact, tune in today to KC Live tomorrow, August 16th, at 10 am CST and you can learn more about this great product! They will be at Brookside Toy & Science in Brookside and the Learning Tree in Prairie Village this Saturday, August 17th at 11 am!
I absolutely loved this product for my kids. It kept them entertained and helped unlock their creativity. In fact, I saved the “leftovers” for another rainy or snowy day project and can’t wait to see what it is they come up with next!