These task cards encourage creative thinking and can be used as a center or for early finishers. Students can work individually, in partners, or groups. This is a great activity to use with Talented and Gifted students.
Developing critical and creative thinking skills is critical for children and adults living in the 21st Century to be successful and innovative thinkers and problem solvers. Teachers, parents, and day care providers can easily provide children with opportunities that foster creative thinking. We must allow the children to take risks in their thinking. We need to accept "out of box" responses to these questions. We should encourage "piggybacking" when discussing these questions in a group situation. We need to allow divergent thinking to occur naturally and avoid critiquing the responses. All children and adults can learn to become better divergent thinkers, and more imaginative and flexible in their thinking. You can unlock the potential by offering these activities in your classroom.