Creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush or scribbling with a crayon, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children. While creating, children are presented with options and challenges. Those decisions strengthen problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Art develops the skills of visual learning and inventiveness from an early age. When kids are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in creating art, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives.