Creative Thinking Prompt: What Does & What Doesn’t
For this creative thinking prompt, I am taking inspiration from a page in Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s THE WONDER BOOK.
called “Further Clarification”
What Grows on Trees & What Doesn’t Grow on Trees
Creative Thinking Prompt: What Goes On A Pizza & What Doesn’t Go On A Pizza
Brainstorm for two minutes a list of “Things That Go On A Pizza.”
Then brainstorm “What Doesn’t Go On A Pizza” for two minutes.
Look over your two lists and circle the two most wacky items.
Next brainstorm lists for “What Goes In A Snow Pile” & “What Doesn’t Go In a Snow Pile”.
Think Deeper: Make up your own What Does & What Doesn’t and give to your family and friends to think up.
Creative Thinking Prompt: I Wonder
Today these are the things I wonder about:
why pickles taste sour
how high butterflies soar
how many grass blades are in my yard
do worms feel coldness
why do I like milk chocolate sometimes and other times I only eat dark chocolate
how does my phone know how to spell words better than me
who said 1+1=2
what if my bike had three wheels parallel to each other, would I ride safer
why does peanut butter and jelly taste good to some people and not others
what would it be like to be Benjamin Franklin’s apprentice
why do we grin when we feel happy and frown when we are sad
how our brains store our memories and why I can’t remember certain things like geometry
what would happen if I mixed dirt, sand and paint together
why I can’t run as fast as a cheetah
if I lived in an alternate universe would I have a superpower
What do you wonder?
Create your own I wonder list. Think up as many wonders as you can in 15 minutes. Then pick one wonder and discover the answer using your imagination and different resources such as experts and books.
Think Deeper: In a month or two or even three, create another list. Did you have any new wonders? Did you find any answers to your original I wonder list?
London Bridge at the River Thames, England
Creative Thinking Prompt: Bridging
When you see the word bridge, you probably think of a structure that spans across water with the purpose to cross over the water. Now what if you think of a bridge as something that connects, how does that change what you picture as a bridge?
Brainstorm a list of what else can be a bridge. To help you get started: a smell is a bridge to a memory; a prized family recipe is a bridge to a family’s history; a story is a bridge to an experience.
Think Deeper: In addition to concrete and wood, brainstorm what else can compose a bridge.