Thinking Outside the Box: Exercising Creative Minds Set 2

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So what is this resource? Set 1 was so popular that I have created Set 2 with three brand new creativity exercises!

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!

“Picture This” sheets where students take a piece of a drawing and design the scene around it.

“Number Namers” sheets where students work mathematically to come up many ways to make a number--and then try to predict what methods will be "predictable" answers and which answers might be "unique". It's a great differentiation tool!

“Tell a Tale” sheets that ask students to take the first few dramatic sentences of a story and then to create the rest. Students love being able to dig in to fiction writing when they are given just a little nudge--and the sky is the limit!

Want to check out Set 1? Click Here!

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 resource 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 2
Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 2
Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 2
Thinking Outside the Box:  Exercising Creative Minds Set 2