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?

Say Zoop!

 

“Say Zoop!”

Say Zoop!, a book of many sounds, author/illustrator Hervé Tullet has created another story, Say Zoop!,  a book of many sounds filled with imagination and creativity.

Put your finger on the dot. Say “Oh.” Now put your finger on a bigger dot and a smaller one. Match your Oh to the size of the dots. Pop. Shiver. Want to keep going? Let’s go.

Put your finger on the dot. Say “Ah.” A new friend. Oh and Ah make up a song, animal noises, argue and make up. Now there’s a new friend, Waahoo!

What will the three dot sounds do together?

Through the illustrations use of primary colors, simple line movements and dots, readers easily interact with book.

This book promotes imagination.

TITLE: Say Zoop!

AUTHOR: Hervé Tullet

ILLUSTRATOR: Hervé Tullet

PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books, 2017

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) If two dots say “oh” and “ah”, what might two ovals say to each other?

2) What sound might a straight line say? A squiggly line? A curved line? A bent line? What color might each of these lines be?

3) Do as author Hervé Tullet suggests and make up new sounds.

4) Elaborate on Oh and Ah’s song by adding more notes and a new sound of your own.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Hervé Tullet, visit:

https://www.chroniclebooks.com/blog/2017/07/18/preorder-say-zoop-latest-interactive-press-here-herve-tullet/

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.