Creative Thinking Prompt: Cookie Puzzles

Creative Thinking Prompt: Cookie Puzzles

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Creative Thinking Prompt: Design your own puzzle using cookie dough.

Here are two cookie recipes.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/christmas-cookie-puzzles

https://www.bakersjournal.com/cookies/bakers-formula-december-2016-6795

Skunk On A String

Skunk On A String”

A hapless skunk finds himself tied to the string of a balloon. He floats up and away.

Traveling past many places he has never been before – a desert, a city,

   a zoo,

 

   an ocean.

Too afraid of Skunk’s stink, no one will help him. Finally, he reaches a Ferris Wheel, grabs a seat and releases his balloon. But then…

Read to find out the surprise ending.

This story promotes imagination and discovery.

TITLE: Skunk On A String

AUTHOR: Thao Lam

ILLUSTRATOR: Thao Lam

PUBLISHER: Owlkids Books, Inc., 2016

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, discovery

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) What can you do with a deflated balloon? Brainstorm ways. Pick one of the ways from your list and design it.

2) Using collage, tell a story in one image. Use papers with patterns and textures.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Thao Lam, visit:

http://thaolam.com

Creative Thinking Prompt: Build A Snowman Without Snow

Creative Thinking Prompt: Build A Snowman Without Snow

http://www.upcycleddesignlab.com/2012/12/upcycled-book-snowman-christmas-decoration.html

http://fromdiaperstodiamonds.com/do-you-want-to-build-a-snowman-without-snow/

https://www.hometalk.com/25048240/s-13-surprising-ways-to-make-a-snowman-for-your-porch?page_num=14

https://grillo-designs.com/wandas-cup-snowman/

Creative Thinking Prompt: Brainstorm 25 ways to build a snowman without using snow. What are other materials you can use? Take a few ideas from your list and build your snowmen.

Think Deeper: Create a snowman village.