Simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development and should be valued just as much as maths and literacy. The arts are critical to maintaining a balanced intellect and education. Research has shown that teaching the arts to child helps in developing inventiveness and the ability to think creatively, encourages risk taking, improves decision making observational skills and cultural awareness. In addition it has been found to improve academic performance including language development. It provides the opportunity to talk about feelings and to develop the ability to hare experiences and ideas. In addition arts and creativity activity have been found to help create a sense of well- being in young people. This should not be ignored at a time when mental health issues among young people are rising.