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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.

Light

Heat

Sound

Magnetic

Chemical

Electrical

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:

Superpower:

Weakness:

Favorite Food:

Creative Thinking Prompt: Alien Pizza

Creative Thinking Prompt: Alien Pizza

For pizza lovers out there, today is National Pizza Day. Invented in Naples, Italy around the 10th century, pizza is America’s second favorite fast food behind number one fav hamburgers.

The Guinness World Records chronicles the largest pizza at a total surface area of 13,580.28 ft² (1,261.65 m²) in Rome, Italy on December 13, 2012. The 100% gluten-free pizza was named Ottavia in honor of the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. –http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-pizza

Creative Thinking Prompt: Alien Pizza

Invent a pizza for an alien to eat. What unique ingredients would you use? What would the crust be made from? Will it thick or thin? What shape will your pizza be? How would your pizza be assembled? What is the best way to eat your pizza? What nutrients or superpowers might your alien receive by eating your pizza? Name your pizza and give step-by-step directions on how to make this specialty pizza.

Think Deeper: How are you like a pizza? How is an alien like a pizza? How is a worm like a pizza?

Creative Thinking Prompt: Create Original Stories Using Why

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.