Social development activity: make a 'creation station!'

A 'creation station' supports children to develop social skills such as turn taking, cooperation, negotiating, back and forth communication and identification of feelings.


How:

  • Place materials and items for your child/children to create with on a tabletop or the floor where everyone can be invited to get creative.

  • Encourage children to explore and use materials they choose to develop their creations.

  • Invite conversation by naming and noticing similarities and differences between each creation and asking how materials feel - for example, “Wow! I see you have a lot of green items and your brother has a lot of blue items.”


Materials needed:


Things to get creative with, like:

  • Crayons, markers

  • Loose parts – corks, lids, pebbles, sticks, boxes, q-tips, pom poms, spools, shells

  • Scissors, glue

  • Playdough

  • Paint and brushes

  • Paper – newspaper, magazines, construction