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Creative Thinking Prompt: Play ZA ZA ZOOM! ®

Use your imagination to play ZA ZA ZOOM! ®  created by Hervé Tullet, the author/illustrator of these books

Press Here,

Let’s Play!,

and Mix It Up!

ZA ZA ZOOM! ® an open-ended game with its double-sided cards

fosters imagination and stimulates creative thinking. There are many different ways to play. Players can create their own games, play a matching game or the Roadbuilder game or the Patterngrower game.

Ages: 3 and up

Players: 2-4 players; partners or single players

Created by: Hervé Tullet (picture book author/illustrator)

Published: Chronicle Books, 2016

Any way you play it, ZA ZA ZOOM! ® is sure to be a visual adventure.

To learn more about Hervé Tullet, visit:


Creative Thinking Prompt: The Green Blob

Creative Thinking Prompt:  The Green Blob

Brainstorm a list of at least 100 things that are green. Circle the most unusual ones.

Brainstorm a list of at least 100 things that move. Circle the most unusual ones.

Now take one circled item from each list and combine them to invent The Green Blob.

Your green blob can be anything – a thing, a creature, a storybook character, or a new invention.

Sketch out your blob.

What are the characteristics of your blob?

What makes your blob unique?

What does your blob do?

Name your blob.


Just for fun. To make green slime (recipe included), visit:

Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Slime!

Creative Thinking Prompt: Your Door to Your Imagination

Creative Thinking Prompt:  Your Door to Your Imagination

Doors can be portals to new worlds. A way a door looks can tell a lot about where it leads to. Look at the pictures below.

Where do you imagine these doors lead?

Creative Thinking Prompt:  Use your imagination to design your own door and where it will take you. Use multiple mediums to create a two-dimensional or three-dimensional door. Make your door as ornate as you like.

How does your door open? Does it creak? Is it silent?

Is your door upright or upside-down?

Do you enter into an underwater world, an underground world, an alien world, a fantasy, etc?

What time is it? 1800’s, 2050, night, dawn, etc.

When you walk through the door, what do your feet touch? What do you smell? What do you see? Is someone or something waiting for you?

Now imagine what you will do in this new world.