Tag Archives: adaptability

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

 

Cat Knit

Cat Knit”

Cat and Yarn are best friends.

They are inseparable. But Girl takes Yarn away.

When Yarn returns, he has changed a lot. Cat is mad!

Can they ever be friends again?

This book promotes adaptability, humor, and originality.

TITLE: Cat Knit

AUTHOR: Jacob Grant

ILLUSTRATOR: Jacob Grant

PUBLISHER: Feiwel and Friends Book, 2016

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS:  adaptability, humor, originality

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Use an unusual material to make friendship bracelets to hand out to your friends.

http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-friendship-bracelet-1/?ALLSTEPS

2) In what other ways can yarn be used? Brainstorm a list of ways that yarn can be used.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Jacob Grant, visit:

http://jacobgrantbooks.com