Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Uses for Everyday Things

This activity really gets the creative juices flowing! I ask the children to come up with new ways to use an everyday object. We decided to use leaves this time but I've done it as an oral activity with a pencil, frying pan, book, etc. I like when we can use the real object like a paper clip or in this case the leaf. Some came up with some imaginative responses. These were my favorites a hammock, a bridge and a necklace:


  1. Great work Miss Trayers! I love this idea. I can see so many possibilites for creative thinking and writing with a high level of engagement to top it off. Did your children write about these too?

    Jen @jdowlo1

  2. Thanks! They did write about it-we write about everything! :) I have to hang the objectives up with the work so it helps me justify the curricular connection as well. Believe it or not, it's hard to find actual objectives that go along with a project done simply to enhance creativity or critical thinking.