And no, this is not a Pinterest find post! I've done this activity before, but because every class thinks differently I wanted to post what these kiddos came up with. This is a critical thinking activity where the students are trying to come up with different ways they can use an object. I model for them with a pencil or a paper clip-a pencil for example I can use to up-do my hair or open a soda can. The first time we do this activity together I usually give them a paper clip they can glue to their paper and then use in their design.
Because it is the holiday season, we are using candy canes. I was very specific up front-I did not want them to write using it as a decoration in any way--something else we can use it for. Think about the shape and the colors.....
Here's what they came up with:
Cane, dancing cane (I guess there's a difference :), tail and earrings.
a match, something round, to hold a lantern, and my favorite--a bookmark
for old people :), painting a bridge, to grab shoes and to grab the remote (we could all use one of those right?)
A pretty hammer, a pretty key hanger, bag holder
Knot untier, earrings, getting ear wax out :), and as a fork
decorations *sigh*, for grabbing stuff, to measure and to make spaces :)
for shoes, poofy dresses, for your hair and a keyboard
A sword, paint brush, seat belt, cane to walk with
Cane to walk with, the letter J