I will be a bit controversial here and state that after school activities for kids would be as educational and beneficial (if not more) to them as their school curriculum. Last time I wrote about some before school surprises to make the mornings more joyful. Now it's time to speak about the time after school. Asking me why? It's because kids will be:
- in their relaxed environment.
- free to choose what they want to do.
- more creative with their activities.
- more likely to continue on the activity even when it's over.
The best part - most of these after school activities require minimal set up. You'll be surprised how well it works. Here is my 20 after school activities my kids just love!
- 20 After School Activities For Kids to Enhance their Creativity
- 1. 3D Hand Craft
- 2. Cabbage Juice Science Experiment
- 3. Dress up Games
- 4. Exploring Colors with only 2 ingredients!
- 5. Help your child find a pen pal friend
- 6. Water Drop Race
- 7. Thaumatrope
- 8. Toilet Paper Rolls
- 9. Coin Jump
- 10. Rainbow Soap Foam
- 11. Calm Down Jars
- 12. Fog in a bottle
- 13. Royal Crayon Gems
- 14. Science Experiments on Food
- 15. Wildflower Goop
- 16. Suminagasha Art
- 17. Spelling Game
- 18. Squish Painting
- 19. I-Spy Discovery Bottle
- 20. Apple Stamping
20 After School Activities For Kids to Enhance their Creativity
This creative activity is going to be fun for the whole family! Now, 3D Art can be done at home.
Not all experiments involve chemicals. This experiment is so fun because you can watch liquid ingredients change colors.
Any child loves to play dress up. After a busy day at school, this is the perfect way to remove your child's stress.
Using only baking soda and vinegar, your kids will be excited to go home after school!
Keeping your child interested in writing letters to a friend far away will help him or her learn how to write and interact through writing.
As a child, I've done this during the boring times at a party or a restaurant. I know how exciting this is, the more water drops, the better!
Optical illusion is one of the easiest magic trick of all time. Try to do a thaumatrope with the whole family and let your creativity shine!
Don't let those empty toilet paper rolls go into waste! Collect them and paint them different colors so your kids can play by building or stacking them.
9. Coin Jump
Cold water, a coin and a bottle will literally make you jump in surprise of how cold water and your warm hands can do magic!
This is a wonderful way to make your kids wash their toys in a fun way!
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11. Calm Down Jars
This simple activity is for long term use. Calm down jars can be used anytime either you or your kids need it.
12. Fog in a bottle
This activity may not seem very fun for us - adults, but I promise you, my kids couldn't stop staring at the bottle until the fog completely fade away.
Leftover, broken and small pieces of crayons can still be used by recycling them into cute royal shapes.
Another colorful science experiment on how fast and how can plants and leafy vegetables absorb liquid!
15. Wildflower Goop
A 3 ingredient cute flower goop to help your kids improve their sensory skills.
16. Suminagasha Art
A modern art activity, not just for kids but for adults too! Let's try to make this! And don't forget to keep all the artwork!
17. Spelling Game
There are lots of ways on how to play spelling games. You can use a salt tray, or chalk, or even with Q-tips only!
18. Squish Painting
With just a few colors of paint and a piece of paper, you can make your own piece of art in only 2 minutes!
You can put different icons or small toys for the discovery bottle so your kids would ask and investigate what is in the bottle!
20. Apple Stamping
Apple stamping is one of the best activities and very timely for the Fall season, too!
Found your favorite after school activity for kids? Share in the comments below!