Why Encourage Creativity in Pre-K? Fun SEL Activities

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Why Encourage Creativity in Pre-K? Fun SEL Activities and Lesson

The students are making magic with their minds; they are creating! Creating is an intellectual positive action that allows the students to explore, invent, and solve problems. It gives them opportunities to use their imagination and create something new out of the old and ordinary.

This lesson introduces pre-kindergartners to the positive action of creating. To start, students are asked to create something out of a given material using their imagination. This effectively catches and retains students’ attention, as well as guides them to what the lesson is about.

"Creating new things poses intellectual health benefits for pre-kindergartners. It allows them to express themselves through their creations which can boost their self-concept."

After creating wonderful things, a class discussion that elaborates on how creating helps the mind, follows. This helps pre-kindergartners to understand that creating something new engages their minds to focus, think, and imagine. Moreover, creating something makes them feel good about their minds and themselves. Teaching them to create or make new things helps them learn that there is more to discover, invent, and explore in this whole, wide, colorful world!

Creating and making new things is fun! The students feel good about themselves, and they think more positively, as if everything is possible! As the lesson ends, the students promise to practice creating more. Then, they mark their names on the Positive Behavior Chart.

Creating new things poses intellectual health benefits for pre-kindergartners. It allows them to express themselves through their creations which can boost their self-concept. Its meditative benefits also help clarify the mind and improve mental health. Most importantly, it engages the brain as creating requires analyzing and problem-solving. Help pre-kindergartners to start creating with this essential lesson.

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