These 32 Creativity Task Cards are focused on encouraging creative thinking skills. Each of the task cards has an interesting question for your students to think about and to answer. These task cards are a quick an easy way to help your students think creatively. I think these cards are especially useful for fast finishers or for kids who simply need enrichment.
I am crazy about task cards and think they are an awesome tool for the classroom. You can use them in centers, in small groups, or for fast finishers. Another option is to use one card at a time and discuss it with the whole class. I actually like to keep a stack of cards on my desk that go with whatever concept we're working on and pull a few of them out to do together whenever we have a few extra minutes.
My favorite way to use task cards though, is to use them as a rotational activity. Simply print out the record sheet for each child and station the cards at different places around the room. You can call "Scoot" after a few minutes and kids rotate to the next station. Or depending upon the class, you can let the kids rotate to any card that's open. I love to send them on this "scavenger hunt" in buddies because I like to hear the kids collaborating on their answers. Kids love the movement too and it's always neat to see them really enjoying an activity and learning at the same time.
This set of task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Baggies are great to store them in or you could hole punch each card's corner and put them all on a ring. A plastic shoe box with dividers works really well to keep them organized.
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