Creative Thinking Prompt: Feed Your Imagination
Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein
How do you feed your imagination? What fills you with wonder?
To get started, answer these questions.
When do you feel inspired?
What inspires you?
Why does ______ inspire you?
Where do you feel inspired?
Who inspires you?
How does _______ inspire you?
Brainstorm ways to spark your imagination and inspire wonder. Pick one thing to do each day.
Here are a few to try.
Take a walk outside.
View something in a way you haven’t looked at it before.
Go to a discovery museum.
Read a book that has no words.
Look at the stars.
take time to fuel your imagination often.
An oldie but a goodie, Imogene’s Antlers still delivers a creative, entertaining story after being published 32 years old ago.
Opening line: “On Thursday, when Imogene woke up she found she had grown antlers.”
While family and friends help to rid Imogene of her antlers, Imogene takes a different approach and uses her antlers for other purposes.
Watch for the clever story ending.
This book promotes imagination, wonder and creative problem solving.
TITLE: Imogene’s Antlers
AUTHOR: David Small
ILLUSTRATOR: David Small
PUBLISHER: Crown Publishers, 1985
AGE GROUP: 5-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, wonder, creative problem solving
1) When you have finished reading the book, continue Imogene’s story by writing about what happens next.
2) In addition to Imogene’s creative solutions, what else could she use her antlers for? Try to think up at least five more uses.
3) If you were to discover that you woke up with an animal body part, what body part would it be, how would you react, and what could you use that additional part for?
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Creative Thinking Prompt: Flower Portrait Art
Do as artist Vicki of the Sister Golden Company does, create portraits with nature. Take a walk, collecting nature items such as twigs, petals, acorns, seeds, sand, flowers, leaves, etc. Ask permission before taking and/or cutting flowers. Sketch out your portrait idea. Use a flat surface such as a sidewalk to create your art. When you are done, take a picture and then allow nature to take your art wherever the wind may blow.
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