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Thinking Outside the Box: Exercising Creative Minds Set 1

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So what is this resource?

If you are like me, you recognize that all the pushing we do to pass tests and get through our curriculum can be a dangerous game. It is my belief that if we prepare our students to be hard workers, creative thinkers, and team players and pair that with quality instruction--the rest will simply fall into place.

What we often don’t leave enough time for in our busy school day is time to nurture creativity. Whether it be letting students solve engaging real-world problems, write freely about topics they care about, research things in the world that interest them—or any other exercises in creativity, we must give students time to practice being creative.

This resource is geared toward helping you squeeze a little “creativity instruction” into your packed day! Whether you use these as warm ups, team builders, center activities, or exercises for fast finishers, this resource has everything ready for you to print and use and even has work samples to make it even more clear!

What’s included?

Three different types of activities are included with this resource…including blank pages so you or students can make up your own!

“Squigglestorm” sheets where students take a provided doodle and extend it into a drawing from their own mind.

“Braintimer” sheets where students need to think “outside the box” to come up with lists, drawings, and objects that fit certain categories in a set amount of time. The goal? Find solutions that no one else has tried!

“Word Power” sheets that ask students to brainstorm ideas off of a word and to make word “ladders” that take them from one concept to the next. Creativity is key—and there are countless solutions!

These activities are great for upper elementary and middle schools students—and are a GREAT staff development activity to remind even the adults how important it is to think outside the box!

All rights reserved by ©The Teacher Studio. Purchase of this problem set entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages in limited quantities for single classroom use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from the author at fourthgradestudio@gmail.com. Additional licenses are available at a reduced price.

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Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 1
Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 1
Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 1
Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 1