Creative Thinking Prompt: An Egg of Ideas
◊ Go on an egg hunt for ideas. Make a list of subjects. Write each subject on a small piece of paper. Fill the plastic eggs with the papers. Hide the eggs. After the egg hunt, students make a list of “I wonder” questions that interest them about the subject in each egg. Use the 5W1H creative thinking technique – who, what, when, where, why and how.
◊ What else can an egg be? Brainstorm for at least ten minutes. Circle the most unusual idea.
◊ In what ways might an egg be used? Brainstorm for at least ten minutes.
◊ Decorate an egg in a way that disguises the egg.
◊ Write a short story about an adventure that an egg might have from the viewpoint of the egg.
◊ Invent a game using plastic eggs.
These activities encourage curiosity, flexible thinking, perspective, and imagination.