Creative Corner

Easy ideas for activities to do with your kids that involve fun, learning, and creativity.

Art Crawl for infants exploses Denver babies to the arts

It’s never too early to expose children to the arts and that’s exactly what the Clyfford Still Museum hopes to do with the new funding it received for its Art Crawl for infants. The Clyfford Still Museum (CSM) received a three-year Museums for America award totaling $209,235 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This grant will support the Museum’s partnerships with community-based organizations to expand access to Art Crawl, a program for infants (newborns through 14 months) and their caregivers. What is the Art Crawl for infants? The Art Crawl expansion will include programming in community-based early learning centers that reach audiences traditionally excluded from arts-based education experiences. Project activities include audience evaluation to l...

Calling All Supermoms: Unleash the Power of Music for a Summer Full of Melodic Fun!

Hey, busy moms! Are you tired of the constant couch potato syndrome plaguing your kids this summer? Do you yearn for a magic formula that will boost their confidence, improve test scores, and pry them away from screens? Littleton School of Music and Parker Music Academy Well, have we got news for you! It’s time to embrace the symphonic solution: music lessons!  We would love to introduce you to the Littleton School of Music and Parker Music Academy, and reveal limited lesson time slots that you’ll want to snatch up ASAP.  Boosting Confidence: Did you know that wielding a musical instrument can transform your child into a confident maestro? Numerous studies have shown that learning to play an instrument boosts self-esteem and nurtures a sense of accomplishment. Just im...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treats the Family Will Love!

Valentine’s Day in Denver is upon us! Don’t miss our round-up of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Denver: Romantic Dining, Family Fun and Gift Ideas.  Showing love doesn’t have to be stressful or time-consuming. Check out these darling ideas–some are healthy, some involve chocolate. Either way, you win.  1. XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix What’s sweet, salty, and made with 100% true love? This XOXO Valentine’s Day Snack Mix delivers a festive treat that’s sealed with a kiss! Get the recipe from The Baker Mama. 2. Chocolate Strawberry hearts These chocolate strawberry hearts are easy to make and since they are chocolate-covered strawberries they are delicious too! http://onelittleproject.com/chocolate-covered-strawberry-hearts/ 3.  Valent...

6 Indoor Art Experiences in Denver to Help Beat the Heat This Summer

There is truly no better place to be than Denver in the summer – the city is known for its seemingly unending selection of outdoor adventures, but recent scorching temperatures mean spending time in the sun isn’t always the best idea. If you’re looking for exciting ways to stay cool, Denver is currently home to an impressive collection of experiential and immersive indoor activities. From art exhibits and some of Denver’s best cultural experiences, to immersive mixed reality, below are six perfect, fun-filled options for everyone seeking shelter from the elements this summer in the Mile High City. For the family: Unreal Garden (500 16th St. Mall Ste. 261) Step into another world at The Unreal Garden, brand new to Denver. The immersive augmented reality (AR) experience invites guests to tap...

Get free access to Denver’s pools, cultural facilities and rec centers with MY Denver Card

With the current (hopefully temporary) state of inflation in the nation, summer 2022 is shaping up to be really expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way! the MY Denver Card is your library and recreation card all in one! Also, don’t miss Denver Free Days for 2022 and learn more about the library’s free Adventure and Exploration Passes and scroll to the bottom for even more ideas. MY Denver Card Youth, ages 5 – 18, can have a key to the city with a MY Denver Card in hand! Youth will get free access to recreation centers, swimming pools and various cultural facilities where they can participate in healthy, safe and fun activities afterschool, during school and summer breaks, and on the weekends. Recreation Centers for Arts, Education, Sports and Swimming Car...

Denver Summer Camp Guide 2022: Denver’s Best Camps and Programming

See Denver Summer Camp Guide 2023!  Denver Summer Camp Season is upon us! And thankfully, this is the first summer in two years where it looks like we will have a return to normalcy (mostly). We’ve teamed up with Denver-area summer camps in our Denver Summer Camp Guide to include features of fabulous summer camps below (some are even offering discounts! ) From Denver STEM camps to Denver sports camps to investments camps for teens to Denver outdoor camps to a Denver theatre academy to even a Renaissance camp or pediatric camp for picky eaters, movement and school readiness.   In addition to this directory, we will be featuring a variety of Denver camps over the next few months that give a more in-depth glimpse of camp life so keep checking in.  Also, don’t pr...

Top 10 Indoor Winter Entertainment Activities for Kids

Winter can be a tough time for anyone, and trying to entertain young children who are stuck inside on a gloomy day doesn’t make it any easier. Keeping kids’ hands and minds occupied can be a challenge during winter, but we’re here to make it a little bit easier. Below are 10 indoor winter entertainment activities for children that will help them learn and have fun during the coldest time of year. Top 10 Indoor Entertainment Ideas for Kids Listen to a podcast As more and more studies are being done on the topic, parents have become increasingly aware of the harm of too much screen time for kids. As a result, podcasts have now taken center stage as one of the best forms of screen-free entertainment for children. A recent study by Kids Listen found that the most popular podcasts include stori...

Creative hands-on activities to teach kids gratitude for Thanksgiving

Admittedly, November is traditionally my least favorite month of the year…an in-betweener with dark nights, colder weather and lack of snow. However, when I focus on Thanksgiving and gratitude, my outlook drastically improves. Here are some fun ways to teach your kids gratitude all month long!  Just say THANKS: Voicing your gratitude is the first step in becoming a great role model for your kids, family and friends. Share all the things that you’re thankful for on Facebook, Twitter, and in your own home. Send thank-you cards or have your children draw pictures and send them to loved ones.  Gratitude journal Start a tradition of keeping a gratitude journal with our kids. Grab a notebook or there are so many cute options including the Creative Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Jo...

What Denver kids can do with their leftover Halloween candy

Hey, your kids worked (kinda) hard to accrue alll this great Halloween candy but there comes a time when all good things must come to an end. So, if you’re wondering what to do with all your leftover Halloween candy, here are some ideas about how to donate, bake, sell it and experiment with it!  1. Donate It. There are so many great programs out there to help your candy go to a great place. Donate it to Treats for Troops which allows you to send sweets to soldiers (kids can earn buyback prices as well).  First responders and deployed troops are grateful recipients if you donate to Operation Troops (last year, they had a record-breaking 533,891 pounds of candy). Ronald McDonald House Charity also grateful appreciates all donations because their sick kids can’t join in ...

Your Guide to Denver’s Best Street Art for Families

Do you remember back in the good ‘ol days when graffiti was considered destructive? Well, like many of us, graffiti has evolved and has become a genre accepted by the masses, worth being explored and Instagrammed. Denver’s thought-provoking street art scene also serves an educational purpose and is a fantastic way to explore the Mile High City with your kids.  Visit Denver has shared many examples and there are far more than we could possibly cover here — so be prepared to stumble across surprises along the way and in other neighborhoods throughout the city. RINO One of Denver’s creative hubs, River North Art District (RiNo) leans heavily on its industrial past, preferring to revitalize historic warehouses and factories rather than tearing things down. In th...

Meow Wolf announces opening date and details for Denver exhibition!

Nothing catty about it! Meow Wolf, an immersive arts and entertainment company, announced today the highly-anticipated theme and opening date for its third permanent installation: Convergence Station will be coming to Denver September 17, with tickets on sale today at meow.wf/denver-tix. Convergence Station is the first stop on a quantum journey of exploration and discovery as passengers traverse new worlds, and like all Meow Wolf locations, labyrinthine mysteries beckon from its vibrant walls, portals, and wormholes. Twenty-five years ago, a freak cosmic event merged four worlds from different universes, erasing the memories of all residents and spawning the mystifying disappearances of four women. The Quantum Department of Transportation serves as the gateway to these diverse worlds: kal...

Celebrating 15 YEARS of Music Lessons! Littleton School of Music: Growing Fast And Here To Stay

It’s hard to believe, sometimes – pinch me! – but Littleton School of Music has just surpassed another milestone most music academies regrettably never see: Fifteen years of service to the Littleton music community. I mention this with a touch of pride, of course (I’m human).  But the main thing I experience whenever I reflect on the milestones our music school surpasses is this: Gratitude. Over the past 15 years, we’ve been blessed to meet hundreds of students, young and “seasoned,” along with the top-quality instructors who’ve taught them and the wonderful families who’ve supported them throughout their musical journeys. What good fortune to reflect on the ways we’ve all helped each other over the years!  We’ve been lucky to fill our hearts with joy, our days with FUN, and our ...