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Let's Think Creatively

Activities to stimulate creative thought processes

Let's Think Creatively! is the second book in a series of three on thinking skills. Links between the three enable you, the teacher, to plan entire lessons or units using activities from the books.

This second book contains activities that encourage children to think of new ideas and new ways of doing things, to think outside the square, and to look at the world they live in through new eyes. The activities also foster in children a desire to ask "Why?" or "Why not?" rather than to accept what they see or hear.

To maintain the focus on creativity, activities emphasize:
  • Originality: Using imagination and innovation to create new ideas and methods to accomplish tasks
  • Visualization: Creating pictures and ideas in the mind
  • Problem-solving: Discovering or investigating solutions to problems.

Ages: 5-12 | Pages: 52 | Code: 0234 | ISBN: 9781877390265

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Jacqui Arnold

Jacquie Arnold has been teaching at various levels of the primary school for the past 10 years. She became interested in thinking skills while studying for her Master of Education degree at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. During 2001-2002, Jacquie developed and taught a programme for gifted children. She believes that it is important to implement thinking skills strategies in all areas of the curriculum as a way to encourage children to question "Why?", and to think "outside the square".

Contents

Introduction4
Section One: Originality (Design)5
Teacher Notes5
Funny Faces7
Feelings Mask8
Animal Mix-up9
A New World10
Chocolate Treat11
Wrap It Up!12
Designer Tree13
Redesign Your School14
Scavenger Hunt Board Game15
Game Time16
Cartoon Network17
Superhero for a Day18
A New Civilization19
Playtime22
Section Two: Originality (Literacy)23
Teacher Notes23
Story Time24
Prose Time25
Silly Sentences26
Action and Reaction27
Revamp the Fairytale28
Rewrite the Ending29
Designer Party30
Use Your Senses31
Section Three: Visualization32
Teacher Notes32
Create a Picture33
Partner Dot Pictures34
What Can You See?35
Section Four: Problem-solving36
Teacher Notes36
Build a House37
Designer Clothes38
Redesign Your Bedroom39
A New Hutch40
Popcorn Sorter!41
Boredom Buster42
Road Trip43
Create a Toy44
Designer Cattery45
Stranded!46
Create a Gadget47
CLAD48
Build a Tower49
Straw Structure50
Straw Person51
Certificates52