I don’t know about you but I’m always adapting my organizational systems for my kids and their ages. Especially when it comes to writing and art – which go hand in hand, don’t you think? At ages six and nine, I’ve given the girls work spaces and easy access to supplies. Not only that, I try to display as much of their writing and art as possible.
Spaces for Kids to Create
A large desk with plenty of room to spread out, a cozy lamp, easy access to supplies.
A folding table for ongoing projects in the dining room. The kids are art journaling today.
Scissors, glue, tape, and odds and ends. We use Bare Books for writing.
Stencils (Usborne,) stickers, Tell Me a Story cards (eBoo,) and lots of different paper.
Stickers and stamps (behind the stickers.) An empty canvas waits to be painted.
Markers, colored pencils, pencils, crayons.
Movable tub for ongoing projects. In this case, art journals.
Bulletin boards work for us to display writing. (A Christmas play shown above.)
And work well for art, too.
I love putting the girls’ art in a mat and frame. I need to change this more often but no matter when they created the pieces, artwork is my favorite way to decorate.
For more ideas on displaying your children’s artwork, visit my blog post for Imagine Toys – 10 Ways to Display Your Child’s Art.
How do you plan spaces for your children to create?
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