Creativity Day in Georgia - FREE EVENT

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CREATIVITY DAY IN GEORGIA
New research suggests kids' test scores for creativity are falling and while Atlanta school’s CRCT scores are also declining, some parents wonder if might have something to do with the prevalence of smartphone and tablets.
A nationwide movement designed to unleash kids' natural curiosity and introduce them to the world of creativity is underway across Georgia this weekend.
Creativity for Kids was created nearly 40 years ago by two moms who had a dream of providing creative opportunities for all children especially when access to the arts in many schools is diminishing. Studies link creativity to academic performance and their mission is to get kids making things to unlock their potential. "So far, we’ve even seen children using the can itself in Atlanta and the results are awesome. Kids have created amazing, fantastic and unique objects and characters, often with imaginative narratives,” said Marcia Harris, spokesperson Faber Castell Creativity for Kids. 
During Saturday's free events, kids will get creative as they pop open a cardboard "Creativity Can." Inside each can is a mix of fun materials a child can make into anything. Kids can then share their creations in an online gallery.
The Creativity Can is designed for kids of all ages, including those with special needs. There are no instructions in the Creativity Can. It is completely open-ended and there is no right or wrong way to create something.

LOW-COST TO NO-COST CREATIVITY BUILDING AT HOME
Creativity for Kids, offers these suggestions for parents in search of low-cost to no-cost ways to help kids develop creativity at home:
1) HOUSE HUNT ADVENTURE: Take your kids on a discovery tour at home, helping them find items inside the house they can use to make something new. That empty cereal box, the toilet paper rolls in the recycle bin, or the dry macaroni shells are perfect choices, for example. Once they’ve gathered up enough items, let them create.
2) TREASURE HUNT OUTSIDE: Take them on another discovery tour, only this time do it outdoors in the backyard, at the park or on a hike. Help them find leaves, grass or plants. Then take them home and encourage them to create a brand new nature scene on paper.

Creativity Day will be celebrated Saturday, July 12 the following locations in Georgia. 

Learning Express
Jul 12, 2014
3:00pm-5:00pm
7300 North Point Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-740-1523

Learning Express
Jul 12, 2014
3:00pm-5:00pm
1401 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Marietta, GA 30062
770-321-3975

Learning Express
Jul 12, 2014
10:30am-2:00pm
Roswell-Wieuca Shopping Center
4407 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-252-8881

Learning Express
Jul 12, 2014
10:30am-2:00pm
Toco Hills Promenade
2953 N. Druid Hills Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-636-4000

Shenanigans
Jul 12, 2014
10:00am-2:00pm
100 Peachtree Pkwy North Suite 8B
Peachtree City, GA 30269
678-364-0814

Learning Express
Jul 12, 2014
12:00pm-2:00pm
Next to Kroger
2295 Towne Lake Parkway #136
Woodstock, GA 30189

Comments

  1. How wonderful that this initiative is being taken. And no matter how appealing technology devices are kids like to play!!

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  2. We have Learning Express here to. I love it.

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