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National Keep Kids Creative Week: 6 Products That Fortify Imagination

After an exciting month filled with a national holiday, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Line Dance Week, it’s amazing there’s anything left to celebrate! But, with one final week in September it’s quite possibly the most fun week in the month: National Keep Kids Creative Week – I think this includes those adults who are kids at heart, too!

For the kids in your life who you know could use an extra dose of creativity, these products will keep their creative juices flowing. You can include them in goody bags for your community’s upcoming fall festival or use them as a little treat for the kiddos you have come visit your company’s booth.

Shake your groove thing!

Translucent Maracas: Dance is such a great way for kids to burn off all that energy that they bottle up during the day, and it increases their self-esteem as well. Give them one or two of these maracas and you won’t be able to stop them from dancing around the room! Dancing can help children better socialize with their peers, because come on, who doesn’t want to hang out with the life of the party?

Warning: Do not leave on a rental car's back seat in the summer!

Nutty Putty: Remember playing with that “other” brand as a kid? Well, this is pretty much the same idea. Kids will have a blast sculpting it into all sorts of crazy and imaginative shapes. The available imprint space on the plastic container is a great way to let their parents know that you care about their children’s imagination and creativity.

Puzzles can keep their creativity going and your imprint exposed

Snafooz Single Color Foam Cube Puzzle: You can blow kids’ minds by offering not only a puzzle, but a 3D puzzle too! They’ll have a ball punching out the pieces and building it. If you’re concerned about your imprint, then don’t fret. Your company’s name or logo will be right there before it’s constructed and they’ll see imprints on all sides after it’s constructed. Ta-da! Brand exposure any way you look at it.

Stickers, temporary tattoos, and bandages? Oh my!

Kid’s Fun Pocket Pack: Sometimes a child’s attention span isn’t as long as we’d expect or hope it to be. But, that’s when these fun packs are great to have around! Included in this small pack comes a sheet of stickers, temporary tattoos, and 2 bandages. We’d recommend taking out the bandages before giving the pack to them though, because you probably don’t want them to get too creative with adhesive bandages. The great thing about these pocket packs is their small size, which is easy to pack, hand out, and store away when you’re not somewhere to pass them out.

Let your kids color their world with creativity!

Crayons: Coloring does so much for a kid’s imagination and creativity that we don’t even really think about. There are benefits to it that are often overlooked by other activities. These crayons are great for companies and restaurants out there that need a little more brand exposure. Moms have a habit of always having small trinkets in their purses for emergencies; small toys, finger puppets, and a box of crayons. Your company could be responsible for quieting their child and for improving their handwriting readiness. Win-win!

Just like Tetris, but portable

Mind Trap 3D Puzzle: For the older kids out there, crayons and stickers may not cut it past a certain age. You’re still able to challenge them with these puzzles and get them to problem solve in more creative ways. The final result they’re aiming for is a cube, but how they get there is totally up to them. These wooden puzzles are great to hand out at school orientations to really attract the best and brightest candidates.

It’s a cliché that we’ve all heard, but it doesn’t hurt to hear it once more: children are our future. They’ll someday be the ones writing our prescriptions and keeping us safe. Fostering their creativity isn’t just an investment for their well-being, but all of ours as well. These products can help that and help your brand make some more impressions, both of which are great investments to get behind.

Can you think of any other products to help children’s creativity? Was there something you loved doing as a kid that could help out kids today? Sound off below!



Amy Swanson

Amy is one of Quality Logo Products’ content developers and social media coordinators. She is a self-professed newspaper nerd and thoroughly enjoys reading business and financial news and having impromptu discussions about it. Oh yeah, she’s “one of those” people! A true Midwestern girl by nature, she loves riding her bike, photography, and the Chicago Cubs. You can also connect with Amy on

Comments

  1. Ellyn Gilmore

    I LOVE this article Amy! I guess I’m still a kid at heart because I wish I had some of these products. I still color at restaurants, when its allowed and who doesn’t like stickers. I mean come on!!!

    • amy

      Thanks Ellyn :) When my sister comes to town to visit and we go out to a restaurant with crayons we still fight over them hahaha. The day I no longer love stickers is the day I quit living, they are truly awesome!

  2. Mandy Kilinskis

    I love this post because I have played with all of those things while growing up. My first grade teacher was obsessed with Snafooz and had us build them all the time! Not only do they help creativity, but they enforce logic and puzzle solving!

    • amy

      I think that’s one thing people forget about creativity, it enforces logic and can help with problem solving. When kids’ brains are growing rewarding creativity and nurturing it can do a world of good later in their life. Thanks for commenting Mandy!

  3. Bret Bonnet

    How did “Hungry, Hungry Hippos” NOT make this list! :)

  4. Jen

    I still love puzzles and stickers! I even get excited about the stickers that come on bananas. LOL

    Great post Amy! Children are our future!

    • amy

      With my love of stickers you’d swear I was seven and not twenty-two hahahaha, they’re awesome!! Thanks for reading Jen :)

  5. Joseph Giorgi

    I really, really, really want to try that Mind Trap 3D Puzzle! I used to have little puzzles like that growing up, and they were always enjoyable.

    Great suggestions all around, Amy! :)

    • amy

      My parents used to have one of those old-timey puzzles from a living history farm or Cracker Barrel. It was so difficult, but my sister and I still spent hours trying to figure it out LOL.

  6. Amanda

    Nice picks Amy! I’m sure kids would love all of them! I didn’t know there was such a week–good find. =)

    And it’s true, kids are the future. It’s weird to think about, but we’ll all be old and gray one day; and you’re right, those kids will be running the world then. Ahhh! lol

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