creative activities for fun and learning

Hands-on creative activities help expand on important lessons and build valuable skills. Browse our ever-expanding library to find seasonal and holiday activities, plus creative activities perfect for any time of year.
Explore color mixing, practice artistic expression.

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Celebrate unique cultural traditions.

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A perfect combination of art plus learning.

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Celebrate the fall with these fun activities.

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create delightful holiday scenes and keepsakes

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cold weather activities to encourage creativity

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memorable Valentine’s Day gifts that parents will cherish for years to come

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create treasures that even a leprechaun would admire

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Fun crafts to celebrate Easter.

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Celebrate the spring of new growth and colorful blossoms with educational crafts and activities.

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Unique, long-lasting gifts for Mother's Day.

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Irresistible keepsakes for Father's Day.

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Celebrate Earth Day and build fine motor skills.

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Children will love creating interpretations of U.S. flags & more.

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Cool off with these cool crafts.

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Children will love creating interpretations of U.S. flags & more.

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You'll marvel at these adorable activities for this spooky season.

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Children learn about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful.

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Create reminders to be nice, kind and helpful.

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Free Creative Crafts Ideas for Learning

Discount School Supply offers free creative crafts learning ideas for young children. Our in-house experts rely on free or very inexpensive crafts supplies for learning-centered crafts recommendations to help classroom teachers and parents at home on a budget.

See our fun, free childhood education crafts for holidays, seasons and anytime creative learning. Even very young children can develop fine motor skills (hands and fingers manipulation) by touching, feeling and learning how to use simple crafts materials. These skills will help them learn throughout their school years.

Craft Ideas: 100 Days of Creative Play

See dozens of free crafts ideas for children of all ages in our "100 Days of Crafts for Kids" section, which also contains links to our inexpensive kids’ crafts supplies collections. These ideas are for home use, too, when parents can actively engage in their children’s learning by participating in simple or complex crafts projects. Help your child develop literacy skills by speaking, reading to and listening to children during crafts time at home or in the classroom.

Simply learning to count how many popsicle sticks, crayons or paper plates are needed to complete a craft contributes to foundational mathematics learning opportunities. Crafts help children learn about shapes, which amounts to an early lesson in geometry.

Free Seasonal, Holiday Crafts for Schoolchildren

Find free holiday crafts guides that will help children learn about and celebrate holidays. Our Spring crafts ideas for early learners have become year-round favorites for engaging kids in creative expression in daycare, PreK, kindergarten and grade school settings. To keep our crafts ideas affordable, we focus on crafts projects using everyday items found at home.

Our free Earth Day crafts project ideas for kids includes mess-free Earth Day projects for toddlers and more challenging crafts for older children. As children learn about Earth Day, they embrace early learning opportunities to prepare for later science and math studies.

Studies show schoolchildren build self-esteem when completing learning-centered crafts projects. Children spend less time in front of computer and TV screens when they create fun crafts at home or at school.