One of the best ways I’ve found to teach my son new things is to involve a game. Our Guest Geek post this week goes over five of the best games to inspire creativity in children, plus I’m adding some commentary and a bonus 6th one on at the end!
5 Most Creative Games for Kids
Creativity is the key to problem-solving, thinking outside the box, and coming up with original ideas that no one has thought of before. It also helps children understand their thoughts and feelings better, which in turn helps them become happier and more confident. Here are the five most creative games for kids.
Minecraft is one of the most popular gaming platforms today. It allows children to create anything they want, which is why it’s so fun. They can build houses, dungeons, or entire worlds out of blocks.
They can choose to play alone or with others online. When playing with others, you can teach them about the different Minecraft banner designs and how they can use them. The game also encourages creativity by allowing kids to create their own stories and adventures within the world that they have created.
Editor’s Note: My son is obsessed with all things Minecraft. He’s been playing for a couple years now. This is one game I haven’t been able to get into myself, but kids love it. He mostly just likes collecting things and whacking monsters with his sword.
Lego is a classic toy that has been around for decades and remains a favorite among children today. It’s not just about building with Legos; it’s about exploring your imagination and creating new worlds filled with castles, spaceships, and dinosaurs.
Whether you use the instructions to build a small castle or an elaborate spaceship, your child will be able to create something entirely new from their imagination and then experience the joy of playing with it once it’s built.
3. Building with Magna Tiles
Magna Tiles are a unique set of magnetic tiles that you can use to build 3D structures on your refrigerator, table, or any other magnetic surface at home. These tiles are made of plastic and come in different shapes and colours.
They’re great for kids who love to build with Legos because they allow them to create 3D structures just like building blocks without needing them themselves! Kids can create animals, castles, robots and more using Magna Tiles. This is a great way to help your child improve their creativity and hand-eye coordination.
4. Super Mario Maker
Super Mario Maker is a game for Nintendo Wii U that allows kids to create their own Super Mario levels. Children can use the stylus on the Wii U Gamepad to draw platforms and other elements that Mario can jump on, allowing them to build entire worlds out of nothing.
If you’re looking for a more accessible way to get your kids into video games, this is a great way to do it. Not only will they have fun playing Super Mario Maker, but they’ll also learn new skills to create their own levels!
Autonauts is a fairly new game your children can enjoy. It’s a puzzle game where kids must build a path for the robot to travel across to reach the exit. As they build, they can add items like switches and platforms that will allow them to solve more difficult puzzles as they get better at the game! This is a great way for kids to get creative and learn about physics and cause and effect.
Kids are natural-born problem-solvers, creators, and explorers. When allowed to play games that support these passions, kids thrive. Games for kids don’t have to be static or predictable. They can be dynamic and unique to capture their interest and keep them coming back again and again.
As a guardian or parent, try to keep introducing new games to keep things fresh and exciting!
Bonus game– One more game I had to add is Animal Crossing New Horizons! You can build an entire new world on your own island. The creative possibilities are endless with designing the island, the houses and even your own wardrobe. This is one game even I got sucked into and now I have my own house on Minecraft Island (can you guess who named our island? LOL)
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