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Creative Kids

Tamchi Mingka, a student of Grade VII in Arunachal Pradesh begins his journey into poetry with this cute poem, ‘Everything is Good’, his first poem ever.

Everything is Good
Everything is Good
Tamchi Mingka, a student of Grade VII in Arunachal Pradesh begins his journey into poetry with this cute poem, 'Everything is Good', his first poem ever.
I rise and shine every morning
Smiling wide at the sun :)
I am the Sun's favourite flower
Playing in the breeze is such fun!
Fun in the Sun
The sunflower is the sun's favourite flower. A sunflower painting by Anshula, a student of Std VIII, in poster colours :)
Birds on swing
Watch the stars in the sky
Can we reach the moon, they wonder.
Of course, if we try.
Can We Reach the Moon?
Anmol Sharma, a Std IX student, creates a beautiful night scenery of her sitting with her kitty on a swing and watching the night sky with dreams and stars in her eyes.
My Trip to Uttarakhand: Travelogue with Sketches
My Trip to Uttarakhand: Travelogue with Sketches
This is 9-year-old Shubhankar's first travelogue with sketches on his trip to Uttarakhand where he visited Jim Corbett National Park and Nauchikiatal.
My Trip to Switzerland and Paris
My Trip to Switzerland and Paris
Kid's Travelogue: 7 year old Maitreyee Pujari takes you on a beautiful journey through Switzerland and Paris recounting her delightful and fun experiences....
Are we Soul-less?
Are we Soul-less?
If the world's population 200 years ago was just 1/7th of the current population, where did all these 6 billion new souls come from? Ishika seeks an answer.
Against All Odds by Ramendra Kumar
Miracles Do Happen: Against All Odds Book Review
As the FIFA World Cup 2018 fever grips football fans across the world, Ramendra Kumar's novel Against All Odds about a school boy Kartik who never gives up on his dream to...
The Quaint Village
The Quaint Village
Akash Nag, the talented Std IV student from Kolkata loves to draw his dreams when he is in the mood. LnC presents Akash's ideas of a quaint village.
Krishna in Vrindavan - Acrylic on Canvas
Krishna in Vrindavan – Acrylic on Canvas
Talented artist Paridhi, a student of Std IX, brings to life Krishna playing the flute among his mesmerized cows in Vrindavan with acrylic on canvas.
Proud to be an Indian
Proud to be an Indian
Kirtana Prakash writes an inspiring poem on what makes her feel so proud about her diverse but united country India.
Saluting the Tricolor
on Republic Day
Makes my heart swell with pride
And love my country every day
Republic Day: Painting By Preetika
Children have their own way of celebrating Republic Day. Budding artist Preetika picks up her crayons to make a beautiful painting.
Leaves in ink
Pencil and Ink Sketches by Paridhi
Budding artist Paridhi Bharadwaj (Std VIII student) loves to create sketches that capture the beauty of nature and people in various moods.
Save the Earth and her Children: Posters by Paridhi
Save the Earth and her Children: Posters by Paridhi
Budding artist Paridhi Bharadwaj loves to create posters that raise awareness about how to deal with problems facing our planet and our children.
Happy Diwali with Handpainted Diyas by Anshula
Happy Diwali with Handpainted Diyas by Anshula
Using pearl colours and craft material (stones and pearls), Anshula, a Std VII student made these handpainted diyas for home and her teachers and friends.
The Pensive Farmer
Lost in thought
What awaits me this year
Floods or drought?
The Pensive Farmer
Painting in poster colours of a pensive farmer wondering about the fate of his crop - by Anshula who studies in Std VII.
Save the Tiger, India's Pride
Animals are Our Friends
Budding artist Paridhi Bhardwaj takes time out from her Std. VIII studies to paint her love for animals - in posters to save the tiger, on her T-shirt and on the canvas. ...
Rabbit and His Friends is a short story by little write Srobona Banerjee
Rabbit and His Friends
A fable about a greedy rabbit and one of his misdeeds which taught him a life lesson, written by 8-year-old Srobona.
Creative Writing Workshop with Ramendra Kumar
WordMagic: Ramendra Kumar’s Creative Writing Workshop for St Joseph’s School
Renowned author Ramendra Kumar held an engaging and interactive creative writing workshop in St Joseph’s Convent School, Rourkela where students had to write a story and...
Rekhakriti Art Exhibition: Vibrant, Life-like Art by Children
Rekhakriti Art Exhibition: Vibrant, Life-like Art by Children
Madhu Vasudevan, an art teacher of repute, got her students to put up their lively paintings up in an exhibition of art by children, in Mayur Vihar, Delhi.
My Trip to San Antonio TX
My Trip to San Antonio TX
A vacation to the exciting San Antonio in Texas left 8-year-old Srobona Banerjee mesmerized. In her travelogue she takes you through the marine life in Sea World, the beautiful...
Happy Children's Day: Paintings by Preetika
Happy Children’s Day: Paintings by Preetika
Budding artist Preetika paints her favourite pastimes for a Happy Children's Day Special. Learning and Creativity is proud to present our youngest artists and their enthusiastic...
Ink Drawings by Raghav - Art by Kids
Ink Drawings by Raghav – Art by Kids
Ink drawings by Raghav as part of Learning and Creativity's Special Feature on Art by Kids. Beautiful paintings made by our little artists with water colours, ink drawings,...
Paints and Pastels by Paridhi
Paints and Pastels by Paridhi
Learning and Creativity presents a Special Feature on Art by Kids – with beautiful paintings made by children with water colours, ink drawings, pencil sketches and oil pastels....
Nature in Oil Pastels
Nature in Oil Pastels
Learning and Creativity presents a Special Feature on Art by Kids – with beautiful paintings made by children with water colours, ink drawings, pencil sketches and oil pastels....
Abstract Art
Cartoons and Sketches by Srijan – Art by Kids
Learning and Creativity presents a Special Feature on Art by Kids - with beautiful paintings made by children with water colours, ink drawings, pencil sketches and oil pastels....
Ganga The River Of Life
Ganga The River Of Life
Paridhi Bhardwaj, a student of Std VI, portrays the two conditions of our most famous river - the Ganga as she was 50 years ago and the Ganga as she is now.
Indian Girl
Incredible India In Art
Everything about Incred inible India fascinates little artist Sonal Ganguly - from India's progress in science to Gandhiji's charkha, from a caring father to kids flying kites....
School is fun!
We play and run!
There is so much to do.
Even studies are fun!
My Fun Times: Pastels on Paper
Little artist Preetika Bhardwaj loves to paint with pastels on paper. Girls, river banks, sea shore and school... all captured in oil pastels.
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo.....
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo…..
A mother's depiction of the creative and cognitive process of her child's imaginative illustration of trains, as he sees them in both US and India.
The shy flower surrounded by her leafy friends
Harmony with Nature
Nature has stories hidden in every moment, every corner. Our young artist Paridhi presents a collection of paintings which capture the myriad conversations in nature. When...
Pangong Lake
My Magnificent Trip Through Mesmerising Ladakh
This place is truly paradise on Earth. The water is so clear that I can see the lake bed. This lake is situated at a very high altitude of 14,000 feet. Eleven-year-old traveller...
The Secret Door
The Secret Door
The Secret Door is an imaginative depiction of a child's mind where a fairy and a goblin king roam around in her fertile dreams with magic wand, casting spells.
Pencil Sketches... Just Like That!
Pencil Sketches… Just Like That!
Pencil sketches are random thoughts expressed on paper. Budding artist Parth Parihar finds time between his school studies and homework to rapidly sketch out his imagination...
Pencil sketch of Ek Villain by a child artist
Art By Kids – From Superheroes to Bollywood Hereos
Pencil Sketches of super heroes and Bollywood films
The Thundering God
The Phenomenal Super Heroes – Art by Kids
Sketches showcasing power of super heroes
Bunny Rabbit is unable to decide
Which carrot should I eat first?
And which should I keep aside?
My Colourful Imagination
Paridhi made these paintings in 2011, when she was in Std II. But the depth of her imagination, choice of colours and shading make you think its by someone much older, no?...
The Twins And Their Pet Cat
The Twins And Their Pet Cat
So, with broken hearts they ‘freed’ the kitten. They were so unhappy that when their mother came in she saw both of them looking as gloomy as ever.
The squirrel loves to eat nutty things,
When the tall tree spreads its wings.
Nature: The Infinite Giver
A beautiful poem on Nature's infinite generosity by an 10-year-old creative writer looks at how Nature keeps giving and yet man keeps destroying it.
Dawn and dusk had met, signing the deal for a lifelong camaraderie
Dawn And Dusk
The most special and exciting aspect of his good time was meeting Miss Vanchana Nath, daughter of the inexplicably wealthy Naths who owned half of the shopping complexes in...
Stories On Water
Stories On Water
Fishermen and fairies who live by the water
Awesome Threesome!
Colours On Canvas
All paintings and picture editing by Tanusri Gururaj
But only Mauni knew that mourning and pity wouldn't fill her 3 year old's tummy.
Crime And Punishment
Is she nuts? She lost her son the last day and instead of being at home, she decides to admit her daughter to this same school today!
You know Nita Ma'am selected me and Ashish for the Rhyme Dance.
When Heart Probes
Talking to Mumma, asking and answering... A little girl's story
Pic by Tanusri Gururaj
Jungle Book: Don’t Miss This If You Love Adventure
It is an absolute joy and pleasure to read Jungle Book and I would recommend it to all those who love adventure and have the spirit for it.
A Lady with a Fan
A Beautiful Portrait Of A Lady
A portrait of a beautiful lady with almond shaped eyes and 'gajra' in her hair.
That night was scary and spooky,
the wind was howling
Untitled
My ghost haunts the one, who caused my early death
The elephants were so weak that they could hardly stand or walk.
The Girl Who Saved The Dying Elephants
The poor elephants could only whimper in pain and tears came out from their closed eyes.
In Karnataka, we saw many paddy fields where farmers were harvesting crops.
(Pic: Karunakar Rayker, Wikimedia,  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)
My Experience Of A Train Journey
A child's experience of a long, tiring 29 hours train journey, which helped him see the scenic beauty of rural India.
It's wonderful to be free
Says this bird on a tree
Life Around Me
I love my planet Earth And all the vibrant life around me The Nature, the stories, my friends My festivals, my family and me
He peeped in the bush. He saw a lion.
Two Very Short Stories
Two very short stories about human interactions with animals, in the wild and in the city.
The sun peeps from behind the hills
The river flows quietly
A lone hut sits on the banks
Shadowed by a little tree
Peace
A beautiful scenery visualized by a little artist.
Sometimes he plays with toys
My Little Brother
A little sister's poem about her toddler brother
Start your work with a prayer 
To Ganesha each day 
Success will meet you in all your endeavours
Every step of your way!
Ganesha
A young artist's impression of Ganesha (art by kids)
When the train came, my brother and I were very excited.
My Trip to Lucknow
Lucknow was like a historic city. There were many palaces and old buildings. The most interesting palace was the Imambara.
Then you sight one door,
Which speaks in a voice, so sore?
To Die
You are pulled in, by an invisible force, Then you move in a course!
As the sun glows in the horizon
And the birds fly high
Three friends trudge along the golden dunes
Tracing their path along the crimson sky
In The Desert Land
Desert in oil pastels, a painting by creative kids
Two friends Bunny Rabbit and Big Brown Teddy
Go out to play when they are ready
Doggy says, I want to come too,
To hop and jump and play with you
My World of Nature
Oil pastels used by Manya Tyagi to make beautiful paintings of nature.
Flowers in oil pastels
Creations in Colour
Art and science creations with crayons, oil pastels and strings
Watching TV is good or bad?
Watching TV
So friends, watch TV from a distance
Water
Water
Water washes over my hand
In my Universe I love my Milky Way galaxy
I Love
Creative Writing by Kids: A beautiful poem on the things that you love in this world
Minnie Mouse, Happy and Smiling. She loves her red skirt and blue headband!
Minnie Mouse
Kids love Minnie and Mickey mouse. Here is an happy and smiling drawing of Minnie Mouse.
Rahul Dravid along with Sanjay Manjrekar released Unmukt Chand’s book “The Sky Is The Limit – My Journey To The World Cup”
The Sky Is The Limit: Unmukt Chand Is An Inspiration
I would like to share the unique specialty of Unmukt Chand's “The Sky Is The Limit” which has given me new insights about the importance of the role of mentors and coaches....
New Dreams To Chase In 2014
New Dreams To Chase In 2014
"New thoughts to nurture, New steps towards future."
"The thief was nearing the tent that very minute."
An Encounter With A Thief
"I emptied all the hot water on him. He tried to run but I threw the marbles and he fell with a thud."
The beautiful Maota Lake and Kesar Kyari
Jaipur, The Pink City: A Dream Destination
Jaipur, the city of the royal Rajputs, enchants you as Archisha takes you on a tour through its majestic forts and palaces.
A small and tiny cotton plant,
More higher than the ant.
Journey of a Cotton Plant
This cute poem by a child narrates the journey of a cotton plant from seed to clothes.
A bus ride to a village
Art by Kids: Journeys Through Paintings
Check out some amazing pictures from creative kids.
Be a torch bearer
And a pathfinder.
Oh! Lord, it’s my prayer.
A Prayer
Be a torch bearer And a pathfinder. Oh! Lord, it’s my prayer.
It's deep and I know you will not understand 
But being the ‘me’ I am, I still try.
The ‘Me’ I Am
Soon I'm consumed by an ethereal light, And I am no more the ‘me’ I knew I was.
I am standing with my mom and dad outside the State Bank Staff College Hyderabad
Art by Kids: A Canvas of Imaginations
Art by Kids: A creative kid shapes her memories into beautiful pictures.
Shaktimaan is a savior who fights against all evils and tries to restore peace in the society.
Shaktimaan – Every Man’s Man
Shaktimaan is a savior who fights against all evils and tries to restore peace in the society.
Camels are so bumpy
their backs are all lumpy
Animals In The Zoo
Kids poems are cute and innocent. Read this poem about animals and what makes them special.
Chhota Bheem has a great aim
Fiercest devils he can tame
He loves his Dholakpur and his friends
We love to watch his adventures again and again
Chhota Bheem
Kids love to make Chhota Bheem pencil sketches. Here is one from Anuj Kaushik.
Suddenly, a storm came and they were forced to land on a strange island.
Journey to a Strange Island
Learning & Creativity publishes short stories by creative kids. This story is about an adventure in a strange island.
Prepare to get scared
The Demon King is here
His teeth are sharp, his beard is like wire
His horns can gore you, and he breathes fire...!
The Demon King
Creative art by kids: A painting of the scary demon kin
Buy 'Grandma's Bag of Stories' from Flipkart
Brave Heer
Once upon a time there was a poor child named Heer. He lived in a small town named Mosto.
And they began a new life again, deep in the forest
Missing Death By A Tiger’s Whisker
He could see Sarangi lying on the ground in a pool of blood. He was filled with anger and was about to charge towards the poachers.
My Friends
My Friends
Friends are fun to be with!
Jack made the snowman’s head and torso. William stuck its nose (a carrot) and hands (sticks)
The Talking Snowman
Christmas Special Story: "We are going to make the largest snowman in the world”
The tiger had red eyes and they were burning like torches.
The Royal Bengal Tiger And Me
Creative Writing By Kids. A kid's dream about a meeting with the Royal Bengal Tiger.
“The ghost only eats half of the body of small girls...it even changes shape...I had once seen the ghosts shadow and I nearly fainted.”
The Imaginary Ghost
“The ghost only eats half of the body of small girls...it even changes shape...I had once seen the ghosts shadow and I nearly fainted.”
A village scene in mosaic painting done with sketch pens
Sketch Pen Paintings
An expression of child's thoughts through sketch pen paintings
Krishna with the large eyes, the peacock feather, the blue colour and the bright halo
Random Thoughts In Paint
Water colour paintings - just like that!
I dream of a grand big car
I will drive it near and far

All of you climb in fast,
If you don't, you'll be last

There's so much space, 
its like a room,

Can't you hear it roar VRRRROOOOOMMMM....!!!!
My Car, My Dream
I dream of a grand big car I will drive it near and far
Feeling obliged to be
Born in this beautiful world
Where each matter has some importance
Feeling Obliged
Feeling obliged to be One of the creations of God
A house at the riverside basking in the bright sunlight.
Art by Kids: Glimpses of Nature
Beautiful landscapes drawn by Abeer Mathur.
My Mother
My Mother
My mother is very beautiful, and is very cheerful.
In the centre of the theatre is a well, housing the Carl Zeiss Spaceflight Master projector placed on a hydraulic lift which enables it to come up during the shows.
One Day At The Nehru Planetarium
On the last day of the summer vacations, we went to Nehru Planetarium. The Planetarium had a large, round dome shaped roof.
Ben 10 at the best and here come all the saviors for the rescue.
Art by Kids – An Amalgamation of Creativity and Artistry
When creativity joins hands with artistic brilliance, masterpieces are set to take shape.
Bal Hanuman on his way to school
Bal Hanuman Heading for School
My friend Hanuman loves school We go together and study together He is my best friend.
Owl singing for his sweetheart Cat
Let’s Have a Boat Ride, Dear
An owl and a cat went for boat ride Owl sang for her darling Cat enjoyed it a lot
Swamiji meditating in forest, where a snake appears but goes away on its own without biting him
Durga Puja Painting Competition 2013 at Antaranga, Mayur Vihar, Delhi
Painting competition for 2013 Durga Puja held at Antaranga, Mayur Vihar, Delh
Hand made wall hanging crafted from paper, glitter and golden and silver threads
Handmade Wall Hanging
Hand made wall hanging crafted from paper, glitter and golden and silver threads

Today’s Motivation

Restricted patterns of thoughts penetrate our efforts and constrain our existence which stops our development. Phases in our life are like the plateaus (highlands), the steps towards success.  We should not remain on the steps; to progress, we must go beyond them.
Restricted patterns of thoughts penetrate our efforts and constrain our existence which stops our development. Phases in our life are like the plateaus (highlands), the steps towards success. We should not remain on the steps; to progress, we must go beyond them.