Category Archives: Flexible Thinking

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: A Stone’s Story

Creative Thinking Prompt: A Stone’s Story

NEW WORLD

Upside-down trees swingin’ free,

Busses float and buildings dangle:

Now and then it’s nice to see

The world from a different angle.

-By Shel Silverstein

This poem had me imaging an upside-down world. I wondered what the trees would be reaching for and what forces kept the heavy busses and building dangle. It’s important to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective, like from the viewpoint of something or someone else and image “what if.”

First, look at the pictures below, what does each stone remind you of?

Second, use your imagination to imagine what special powers each stone has.

Third, pick one of the stones and answer the questions next to its picture.

If you were this stone, how might you see the world? How does it feel to be cut in half? How might that affect how you see the world?

What makes up the inside of this stone? Use this to tell its personal story.

Where might this stone live – another planet, deep in a volcano or ocean, etc.? What might you name this stone and why?

What quest did you as this stone take? Tell about your journey.

THINKING DEEPER: Research a stone of your choice. Use this information to write a creative nonfiction story about your stone.