Now, more than ever, kids need creativity.

Before Covid-19, kids were already spending less time each day engaged in creative work, and yet it's the #1 skill needed in the workforce today.

Now, with increased screentime, and social distancing to prevent hands-on-creative learning in schools, our kids need creative learning more than ever.

The Creative Core fills this gap as a supplement to kids in school or as part of their at-home-learning.

16 WEEKS OF CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR YOUR HOME
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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

16 Weekly Themed Units for Ages 4-10

  • ART LESSONS

    Sarah Jane, Children's book illustrator and designer, teaches simple art prompts that serve as a launching point for young artists to create their own unique ideas!

  • STORY TIME

    Kenneth, Children's book author and school teacher, takes kids on an imaginative adventure into classic folktales and stories using imagination warm-ups and interactive storytelling!

  • PRINTABLE CRAFTS

    Each week's theme includes a craft you can print out, color, and cut out! Puppets, paper toys and games will inspire hours of creative play-designed to be simple and easy but inspire hours of creative play!

  • S.T.E.M.

    Dive into the world of simple experiments, science, building and making with low-prep, parent-friendly activities that are intended to spark curiosity and lead to more big ideas!

  • CREATIVE WRITING

    All books start with an idea! And ideas begin with using your creativity and curiosity. Each lesson is adaptable to all ages...from the pre-writers who prefer to draw to the budding author!

  • MOVEMENT

    Creative prompts to encourage movement, dance, and exercise! We'll provide a fun playlist for you to use, or move along to your fav tunes. Each week's theme has so much to explore!

  • FOOD

    Get creative with food! Whether it's a fun new way to eat your lunch, or simple recipe kids can make on their own, you'll see your kitchen as a way to get creative daily!

  • BOOK LIST

    After creating and making, kids will want to dive into more big ideas that involve the week's theme, so we've include a printable book list to use at the library!

  • WONDER & ADVENTURE

    Whether you dip your toe in each week or take a deep dive, your kids will be encouraged to stay creative all week long and engage in amazing adventures of learning!

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Simple, guided, ready-to-go creative projects & exercises your kids will love, and that you can count on

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME TO THE CREATIVE CORE!

    • WELCOME! Start Here...

  • 3

    FAIRYTALES

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR and B&W]

  • 4

    GRIT & PERSERVERANCE

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOK LIST

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR and B&W]

  • 5

    TROPICAL RAINFOREST

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOK LIST

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR and B&W]

  • 6

    SPORTS & GAMES

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORYTIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR or B&W]

  • 7

    FAMILIES

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR or B&W]

  • 8

    CITIES & COMMUNITIES

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORYTIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR and B&W]

  • 9

    FARM ANIMALS

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR or B&W]

  • 10

    ISLANDS

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR or B&W]

  • 11

    INVENTORS

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • STEM

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR of B&W]

  • 12

    AIR VEHICLES

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR or B&W]

  • 13

    HOUSE & HOME

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE PROMPTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOKLIST

    • BLACK & WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

    • PRINT FULL PDF [COLOR or B&W]

  • 14

    WEATHER & ATMOSPHERE

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOK LIST

    • BLACK AND WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

  • 15

    COURAGE

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOK LIST

    • BLACK AND WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

  • 16

    SEEDS & PLANTS

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOK LIST

    • BLACK AND WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

  • 17

    GENEROSITY & SERVICE

    • OVERVIEW

    • SUPPLY LIST

    • STORY TIME

    • ART LESSON

    • CRAFTS

    • CREATIVE WRITING

    • STEM

    • MOVEMENT

    • FOOD

    • BOOK LIST

    • BLACK AND WHITE PRINTABLE ACTIVITIES

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN KIDS USE THE CREATIVE CORE?

Creativity isn't just important for artists...it's critical to childhood! Here's what kids are getting when they take our courses:

  • Increased Curiosity & Creative Confidence

  • A LOT OF BIG IDEAS!

  • Practice in the art of, "Try, try again!"

  • Independent work skills

  • Sense of WONDER for the world around them

Crista

Kids ages 9, 8 & 6

These activities are a breath of fresh air! They are so well put together, and easy to slightly customize for different ages, abilities and interests. The simplicity and child-centered topics make them easy and engaging, keeping my kiddos asking for more!

Jaime

Kids ages 3 & 7

Of all the homeschool activities this is the ones I use most for my preschooler! It was easy to follow and took so much of the work out of it for me. I love that the wide variety meets my kids' interests. I love Raising Wonder and have shared it with so many friends!

Erin

Kids ages 5, 7 & 9

I was thrilled to discover Raising Wonder in the midst of an uncertain time. Each day we carve out space to do the activities and simply create. Raising Wonder has become a constant that my children look forward to during the week. Each day has something in store for all 3 of my children!

Brooke

Kids ages 7, 5 & 2

I work in healthcare and the theme each day was something my kids looked forward to and I actually had fun teaching them and found ways to elaborate on each lesson.  It took the stress out of planning for me and I could just print the worksheets & activities for my husband on the days I was at work.

Alison

Kids ages 2 & 4

The programs are invaluable have provided hours of creative, educational fun for my children.   Raising Wonder has provided a great structure to our stay-at-home preschool curriculum and our daily routine.  I cannot recommend it enough…SERIOUSLY! :)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do I get my content?

    This course officially starts on August 31, and each month we will open up 4-5 new units. We will roll out content through Nov 1.

  • What does The Creative Core include?

    16 themed "weeks" or Units of content, each with 7 lessons: Art lessons, Audio Story Time, and printable PDF lessons in creative writing, movement, crafts, prompts, S.T.E.M. and food. You'll also get a book list with suggested titles that go with the week's theme, as well as a master supply list for the entire unit. Each week is about 20 pages of printable content, 15 min of video and 15 min of audio.

  • What ages is this for?

    Creative Core is designed for ages 4-10, but what makes the CC unique is that each lesson has suggestions for how to level up, or level down, based on your child's age or ability. These lessons are intended to be useful for parents with little kids AND older kids. We know that having activities that cater to the whole family is key!

  • How long does each lesson last?

    Each lesson takes 30-60 minutes but is intended to inspire hours of creativity. Story Time is approx. 15 minutes of listening and Art Lessons are approx. 15 minutes. We suggest setting aside at least 3 hours a week for the Creative Core...but of course, you can use the projects and lessons however you like!

  • Will I have to buy a tons of supplies?

    NO! We're busy parents too, and the goal here is for kids to be CREATIVE ... not rely on a stocked craft closet. Each lesson is designed to use common household items, or none at all! Pencils, paper, glue, scissors and cardstock will be helpful. And a printer to print out the paper crafts and prompt pages. Each week comes with a supply list that you can glance over and make sure you're prepared. But we keep it simple!

  • How long will I have access to my course?

    Forever! Once you've purchased, you will have access to the content for as long as you need it. All PDF content is downloadable as well!

  • What if I don't want to use these each week?

    No problem! We will be releasing 4-5 units at a time all semester, and you can pick and choose your activities how ever you'd like!

  • Is this content the same as your other courses?

    No! Creative Core is completely new! New projects, activities, lessons, and exercises. And...it includes content we've never had: Creative writing, S.T.E.M., Movement, Food and Story Time!

  • Is this just busy work and activities I can just find on pinterest?

    No. The Creative Core was created because as parents and educators, we tried to find lessons in "creative education" and found nothing suitable for young children. These lessons aren't just to keep little hands busy...they are strategically designed by professional creative educators to increase curiosity, independent thinking, problem-solving skills and creative confidence. The goal is to develop the critical skill of creativity in the child, with a focus on the PROCESS of creation, and not the perfect finished product.

OUR TEAM

Sarah Jane Wright

Sarah Jane, co-founder of Raising Wonder, is a children's book author, illustrator and fabric designer. Her illustrations and designs have spanned the globe in books, textiles, prints and creative projects for kids. Her professional background also includes the performing arts as an actor, singer, voice teacher, children's theater director and university instructor. She and her husband Kenneth are founders of Raising Wonder, and they have 4 children. Sarah Jane teaches the art lessons, designs the crafts, prompts, and illustrations, and directs the curriculum at The Creative Core.

Kenneth Wright

Kenneth, co-founder of Raising Wonder, is a children's book author, school teacher, actor, and doctoral student in the field of creativity in education. With over 20 years of acting, directing, dancing, and teaching kids (among many other talents), he brings his storytelling brilliance to Raising Wonder and is the genius behind Story Time and the foundational principles in The Creative Core. He is a true renaissance man and teaches his 4 kids (alongside Sarah Jane) that they can learn anything.

Ann Graham

Ann brings her experience in education and creative movement to The Creative Core. She is passionate about the performing arts, writing, reading, and most importantly, fostering a love of learning in children, including her own 4. She writes our creative movement, food, and STEM curriculum.

Megan Harr

Megan is a former English teacher, mother of 3 boys, and founder of The Many Little Joys – a blog with ready resources and creative activities for parents with young kids. She is passionate about hands-on learning and writes our STEM, food, and creative writing curriculum.

Abigail Zeigler

Abigail is our graphic designer at Raising Wonder. With her background in art education and design, she brings her fresh ideas and skills to The Raising Wonder team. She loves kids, children's literature and crafting and is passionate about creative play in childhood.