An invitation to create is just what it sounds like – a simple collection of art making materials arranged in a thoughtful manner as an invitation for children to discover and create with. They take just moments to set up and encourage open ended exploration and art making.
To set up this invitation to create, I placed Immy’s sketch book open on the table with a few sheets of coloured dot stickers and some coloured pencils. I randomly stuck three of the dots on a page and that was it. Then I sat back to watch the magic happen.
Immy was immediately captivated and sat down to start drawing, adding stickers as she went,
creating a magical wonderland and an imaginative oral story to go along with it.
Or course, in our house, what big sister is doing so is little sister!
And there is so much to love about this little creation too 🙂
Do you set up invitations to create for your children? What materials have you inspired them with lately?
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