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Creative Thinking Prompt: Graffiti Name Art

Creative Thinking Prompt: Graffiti Name Art

How many times in a day do you write your name? Give your name some spunk and pizazz with graffiti.

Learn how to draw your graffiti name at

Learn how to draw graffiti names at

Did you know that modern graffiti is widely considered to have started in 1967 by Cornbread, a high school student from Philadelphia, who tagged city walls to get the attention of a girl?

***Do not graffiti other people’s property without their permission.

Winter Dance

Winter Dance”

Opening:   A single snowflake floats through the air, spins, leaps, settles on the nose of a fine red fox. What is a fox to do?

Other animals share with fox what they do in the winter. Squirrel gathers acorns. Turtle buries deep in the mud. Caterpillar wraps itself in a chrysalis.

But none of that will work for fox.

Until another fox comes along.

This book promotes creative nonfiction and beautiful lyrical language.

TITLE: Winter Dance

AUTHOR: Marion Dane Bauer

ILLUSTRATOR: Richard Jones

PUBLISHER: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017


CREATIVE COMPONENTS: lyrical, nonfiction


1) In the winter, humans and animals wear winter coats. Design a winter coat for an alien or dinosaur.

2) Create a creative dance movement  for each animal in the story.

3) If a snowman were to take a summer vacation, where would he go? Design a travel pamphlet for his vacation destination. 


To learn more about author Marion Dane Bauer, visit:

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Creative Thinking Prompt: Create a Super Pet

Creative Thinking Prompt: Create a Super Pet

Brainstorm attributes of a superhero, in other words what makes a superhero.


Brainstorm a list of animals that are not “typical” pets.

From your pet list, choose one animal.

From this list of energy, research one and integrate it into your pet’s superpower.







Using the 5W1H method, describe your pet’s superpower:

Why does your pet use its superpower?

What does your pet do with its superpower?

Where does your pet use its superpower?

When does your pet use its superpower?

Who does you pet use its superpower against?

How does your pet use its superpower?

Pet Name:



Favorite Food: