Category Archives: Originality

Paul Meets Bernadette

Paul Meets Bernadette”

Paul swims around and around in big circles and little circles. He swims to the left and to the right. He swims up and down, down and up until…

…Bernadette drops in and shows Paul a world filled with so many interesting things.

  

“Do you see those tall buildings over there?” says Bernadette.

Textured oil paintings beautifully illustrate the mundane changing into something unusual.

This book promotes originality, perspective, imagination, and flexible thinking.

TITLE: Paul Meets Bernadette

AUTHOR: Rosy Lamb

ILLUSTRATOR: Rosy Lamb

PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2013

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: originality, perspective, imagination, flexible thinking

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Make a list of things that you see at lunch. Pick 10 items. For each item, list what else it could be. For example, a sandwich is a raft for ants (raisins) to float down the river (split milk).

2) Imagine you are a bird flying about your day. What might you encounter? Now using your imagination, elaborate on those encounters, what might those things become? 

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Rosy Lamb, visit:

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/60472-fall-2013-flying-starts-rosy-lamb.html

Creative Thinking Prompt: Kokedama

Creative Thinking Prompt: Make a Hanging Garden

Kokedama is a plant art form from Japan. As a style of bonsai, Kokedama has the plant roots wrapped in moss and bound in string. Originally, kokedama were miniature sculptured bonsai trees displayed in pottery. Today, kokedama has been adapted to a hanging garden from which a variety of plants are suspended in mid-air appearing as if they are floating.

How to make a Kokedama garden, visit:

What Is A Kokedama: Tips On Making Kokedama Moss Balls

 

Claymates

“Claymates

Meet the Claymates, two balls of clay that can become anything.

When the artist leaves the room, what could possibly go wrong?

Continue reading Claymates