Keeping Kids Creative

Like many other parents out there, I am finding it tricky to get my kids motivated to do their daily schoolwork. I know a lot of kids are finding it hard to adjust to these new ways of learning, and without the motivation of their peers and structure of the classroom, my kids tend to wander off course. As a parent working remotely through all of this, keeping them engaged while trying to be productive is so hard!

But, learning can happen in many ways, so we have definitely gotten creative -- playing with legos, building kits, baking and of course, making some art. These rainy spring days especially are great days to break out the art supplies, and get creative. For those of you needing a bit of inspiration or even a fun picture book to build on, here are some fun ideas.

Origami Made Simple: 40 Easy Models with Step-By-Step Instructions Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781646113118
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Published: Rockridge Press - April 14th, 2020

How to Draw: Easy Techniques and Step-By-Step Drawings for Kids Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781641521819
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Published: Rockridge Press - July 9th, 2019

How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781449494872
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 11th, 2018

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals Cover Image
By Ed Emberley, Ed Emberley (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316789790
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Published: LB Kids - April 5th, 2006

Draw 50 Sea Creatures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Fish, Sharks, Mollusks, Dolphins, and More Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780399580178
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Published: Watson-Guptill - July 25th, 2017

Large Sketchbook (Chestnut Brown) (Watson-Guptill Sketchbooks) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780399582356
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Published: Watson-Guptill - August 21st, 2018

Draw 200 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Horses, Cats, Dogs, Birds, Fish, and Many More Creatures Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399580215
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Published: Watson-Guptill - May 7th, 2019

Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages Cover Image
By Susan Schwake, Rainer Schwake (By (photographer))
$22.99
ISBN: 9781592537655
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Published: Quarry Books - February 1st, 2012

Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo: Discover the Artist Behind the Masterpieces Cover Image
By Lucy Brownridge, Sandra Dieckmann (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786036421
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 3rd, 2019

Portrait of an Artist: Vincent van Gogh: Discover the Artist Behind the Masterpieces Cover Image
By Lucy Brownridge, Edith Carron (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781786036469
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 3rd, 2019

Paint by Sticker Masterpieces: Re-create 12 Iconic Artworks One Sticker at a Time! Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780761189510
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451865
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Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

What Will These Hands Make? Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419725760
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - February 25th, 2020