Creative Thinking Prompt: Create Original Stories Using Why
Why do snakes slither?
Why does a cow “moo?”
Why don’t humans have eyes in the back of their heads?
Why does the sun greet the day and the moon greet the night?
Why does it snow only where it’s cold?
Right away, our minds search for a logical answer to these questions based on the knowledge we already know. For the moment, put that aside. Pick two questions. For each one, use your imagination to develop a mini-story as to why these things happened. The stories can be farfetched like a Tall Tale if you’d like.
Think Deeper: Make up your own why questions and share with a friend.
Creative Thinking Prompt: DIY Book Covers
To make these cool book covers, visit Suzy Myer’s blog at http://suzyssitcom.com/2015/08/more-book-cover-patterns-for-school.html
Creative Thinking Prompt: Design and create book covers that represent you or the subject matter of the book in an abstract manner.
- Brainstorm a list of materials that can be used to cover a book. Here are some ideas to get your list started: legos, puzzle pieces
- Make a list of different things, colors, animals, etc. that you feel a connection to.
- From this list, sketch out different designs on paper before deciding on one.
- Once you’ve decided on a design, experiment with different materials from your list to build your design.