Squiggle Art is a simple way I jumpstart the day with creativity. At the beginning of the year, I read Not a Box and Not a Stick (both by Antoinette Portis). I will bring in random objects (box, stick, lid, cotton ball, newspaper, etc) and have the kids create what the objects “are” in their imaginations. We transition this to talking about the Squiggle Art and how it looks like a squiggly line or shape, but it can become SO much more. According to Bloom’s Taxonomy, to “create” is the highest form of learning. These pages facilitate that and discussions of what we “see” compared to what others “see.” There is a place at the bottom for students to write about what they created.