Children categorize at an early age. They sort Legos and candy by color. It is okay when children identify another child as having different color skin, hair, or eyes, but in an affirming way.
Being creative is fun! Working on something as a family has an added bonding factor.
Need time to do some work? Creative types of activities can last hours and are repeated often by many children. Taking on roles is shown to improve executive functions for many who struggle with focus and attention.