When I was in 4-H club camp one year I asked if I could sign-up for the flower decoration class.
Full disclosure, I had no interest in becoming a florist – a girl that I was sweet on had signed up and I just wanted to be with her as much as I could.
When the instructor saw my project (a pitiful jamming of some wilted flowers in a styrofoam block), she basically told me not to quit my day-job.
Both of our twin boys have an extremely high level of artistic creativity (drawing, poetry, guitar, saxophone, cooking, grilling, etc.).
Stick-figures is the height of my drawing capability and 5 years of piano resulted in Yankee Doodle and Chopsticks, so it must be their Mom’s DNA.
Whenever I see our sons encouraging creativity in their children my heart takes a leap!
The sad statistics are that by the time children are in high school less than 10% still have that creative spark!
Let’s all ensure that our children are in that 10% by encouraging their creativity as much as their academic performance.
Both Home Depot & Lowe’s have children workshops where bird houses, picture holders, plant holders, etc. can be built with a little help from the parents.
The pride that a child has when she builds something of her own fuels that creative spark.
This picture says it all!