The Benefits of Creative Activity

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Creative activity is an important part of every child’s development, both physical and mental.

At Makes and Bakes we understand creative play and its value to children.

Children are always drawn to art and make believe.

Using their imagination comes easy to them because it is such a key part of learning and experiencing their world.

Therefore, we thought it was high time to delve into some of the great benefits that getting creative has to offer.

What Are Benefits of Creative Activity?

  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Sensory development
  • Exploring the imagination
  • Improved concentration and attention
  • Growth of individual confidence
  • Better understanding of the world around us
  • Improved emotional state and emotional understanding

Creative Activity as a Healthy Habit

Imaginative play helps children to express both positive and negative feelings and work through complex emotions to understand them.

Taking part in creative activity is among the healthiest ways of dealing with stress for both adults and children.

It is great for children to learn to use this positive outlet to express their emotions from a young age.

Making a range of equipment and materials accessible for children allows creative expression to become the norm.

Problem Solving Skills

Artistic engagement also benefits mental growth by creating opportunities for trying out new ideas and exploring new ways of thinking and problem solving.

For example, if a child wants to make a bed for their doll they can try different materials and options if their first choice does not work.

This helps them to develop skills of improvising, evaluating and adjusting their course of action when things are not working as they hoped.

These are vital skills that will serve them their entire lives.

Physical Development

Children can discover new techniques during creative activities that will promote fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and sensory development.

Strong motor skills will allow children to pursue many opportunities in later life.

Communication and Understanding the World

Creative play is a valuable way that children can develop their communication and social skills in a supportive and fun environment.

When a child engages with their chosen activity they often talk to themselves and others about what they are doing.

Children also tend to create or act out what they know or have seen for example they draw their home and their family.

This in turn allows the child to build their vocabulary and develop their understanding of their environment and how they relate to others.


I hope you learned something new about the benefits of creativity and were inspired to pick up a paint brush / lump of clay / saxophone/ air guitar or anything else that gets you flexing your creative muscles.

Don’t forget you can learn more about the benefits of creative activity here.

You can also see some brilliant photos of the endless creativity displayed by our wonderful Makers and Bakers here