As a mom, I want to see my children’s imaginations grow. I want them to think outside of the box and come up with creations that start in their wildest dreams. I want them to dream and imagine and explore in fun ways. Often times, sparking that creativity and finding ways to bring fun ideas to life for them falls on me. I come up with crafts. I try to find ways to make everyday explorations fun. And once in a while I discover a toy that crosses ages and delights both of my children with endless possibilities for fun. It’s in those moments that I see their imaginations grow and find that encouraging creativity is sometimes simply a matter of offering the right medium for inspiration.
In order to encourage creativity in my boys, I follow a few basic guidelines. Because for us, it’s as simple as coming up with exciting creations that have endless possibilities.
Provide Toys That Encourage Creativity
In a sea of toys that come with specific instructions on how to assemble and can only be created one way, I’m always on the lookout for items that allow for a little guidance and a lot of imagination. I want toys that provide ideas yet encourage my kids to think outside of the box and come up with their own creations. And that’s why Bunchems Alive, the 2016 Toy of the Year Award for Activities winner is such a hit in my home. These colorful little balls that stick to each other and make building easier than ever are perfect for both of my boys!
*Note: If your son or daughter has longer hair, be sure it’s pulled back away from their face before creating with Bunchems. *
With tons of colors and accessories as well as a booklet that provides ideas yet encourages customization and imagination, Bunchems are endless hours of fun that are easy to store and easy to clean up. And since they stick together they are perfect for a variety of ages without help from bigger hands.
Both of my boys can squish, connect and create whatever they want with NEW Bunchems alive. The only thing that limits them is their own imagination. It’s the perfect toy that allows them to get crazy, have fun and come up with endless ideas for hours of fun.
Think Outside of the Instructions
While my oldest has always loved to follow specific instructions and build things exactly as they appear, my youngest is more of a go with whatever comes to mind type of kid. Bunchems is perfect for both of them because there are included instructions that allow for more elaborate creations.
But there is also the freedom to imagine and bring to life endless ideas. Even my kindergartner can come up with ideas that may not look ordinary but are completely and utterly thrilling to him.
With the ability to step outside of the instructions and allow him imagination to take hold, I’m finding that he’s creating more and dreaming up ideas in a way that thrills me.
Offer Ways to Be Creative Often
With the busy lifestyle we live, it can be hard to always offer ways to encourage creativity. But with Bunchems, it’s fun to create on the go! All we need is a hard surface (it’s best to avoid fibrous surfaces, such as carpets to avoid entanglement) and our box of Bunchems. Whether we’re sitting at sporting events, waiting at doctor’s offices or simple in the pick up line at school, I can maximize all our time in ways that both entertain and encourage creativity.
As an added bonus, with the Bunchems motorized Stick’em Ball, once my son’s creation is complete, we can bring it to life and watch it go!
For him, that means that creating and bring new “friends” to life never gets old!
And even if it does, with Bunchems he can stick them together, pull them apart and start all over again.
In my home, Bunchems is the perfect way to encourage creativity while having tons of fun! Both of my boys love sitting down while I’m cooking dinner or in the evenings before bed and creating something (or someone) amazing. And I love watching as their big, beautiful imaginations spill over into creations that are as much fun to play with as they are to make.
If you’re the mom of a creative kid, I encourage you to discover the imagination boosting power of Bunchems. Be sure to check out this safety video on Bunchems and then pick yours up today to encourage creative in your kids tomorrow!
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Tell me, how would you use Bunchems Alive to encourage your child’s creativity?