Instead, use what they are passionate about and help them expand upon it. Do they love Legos? Set up a permanent spot for their creations, and look up creative building challenges for them to try.
Photograph their constructions and create a gallery wall or book of their work, complete with titles and descriptions. The animation fan could (with some help) work on making her own stop-motion film or design her own comic book.
Hang up your child’s artwork in frames or from old wooden pants hangers (as shown here) all over the house, and have your child come up with titles for each piece. Invite neighbors, grandparents and friends. On the night of, set out cheese and crackers and juice or sparkling cider. Definitely take some pictures.
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