My C was born creative. There is not a boring bone in her body.
As she has grown older, this creativity of hers has allowed us to bond. It has allowed me to get to know her better. And it has served as a form of self expression for her. The simple act of coloring, cutting paper, drawing has so many benefits for children beyond the fine motor skills that it obviously encourages.
Taking it to a new level, C has begun to design, sew, and create those things that she imagines. She started early. She was always offered a crayon or a pencil or a piece of paper. We colored for hours on end, put stickers on paper, played with dough. And now…she makes clothes and dresses for her dolls.
I have taken for granted our ability to purchase products that allow this creativity to shine. The non-profit organization, Champions For Kids, has begun taking the initiative to help children thrive creatively. There are many schools that are in need of this crafting supplies, something as simple as a pair of scissors or a box of crayons.
There are so many ways that we can help contribute to providing these supplies to others.
In honor of Fiskars (the iconic brand of orange handled scissors;) celebrating 365 years, they are partnering with Champions For Kids to hold Creation Celebrations across the country.
The kids and I decided to hold one of these Creation Celebrations and donate some art supplies to their school. My hope is that if there are children that need a little extra at home, they can be provided with some.
Fiskars has some really great ideas for crafts to do and ways to celebrate and get everyone involved!
Here is what we gathered just before it was sent in to the school to donate. A little goes a long way. C and G helped pick out some of their favorite things to create with (including scissors)!
Champions for Kids is an organization worth getting to know if you don’t already. They make it simple to give children in local communities the resources they need to thrive. Every little bit counts.
For more information on how to get involved, read HERE.
Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids, Fiskars and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.