All children are naturally creative. On a rainy afternoon, there are forts to build out of cardboard boxes; collages to create with old magazines, a glue stick and safety scissors; and doll fashions are made with few of mom's old scarves. Children's imaginations are boundless, they are fearless in their willingness to experiment.
I take incredible joy from watching anything my grandson enjoys doing. Since he could walk, he preferred running so playing outside is normally is his first choice for something to do--soccer, his new bike, pushing his big yellow truck or loving on the neighborhood dogs are all favorite past times.
Yesterday we were asked to take a few photos of our church's new construction. He delighted in walking around the building checking out the changes and asking a multitude of questions. He also wanted to snap a few photos himself. He chose the subjects. "Let's take a photo of these flowers, " he says. I explained it's a bush. "Well, it's pretty." So there you have it. Creative thinking from a 5 year old. From his level, the leaves are green and red and pretty. What else do you need?