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320 resources with the concept creativity

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Halloween

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Build vocabulary and get in the Halloween sprit with a collection of festive activities! Here, scholars take part in a holiday celebration, unearth the unknown in mystery feel-boxes, and create monster masks out of paper plates. 
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Create an Animal

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Think beyond the animals and habitats we've already discovered and allow scholars to dream up their very own habitat and an animal that lives there. Class members present the new habitat and animal on a poster alongside an...
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I Made It. I Own It. Please Don't Steal It.

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Explore the world of copyright law with a variety of activities to instill the importance of respecting creative property. Scholars watch an animated tale then take part in a grand conversation detailing the video's main idea, details,...
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Ice Breaker Activity - Name Reflections

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Get to you know your new class members with an ice breaker activity that uses their name and creativity. Scholars write their first name in cursive on a folded sheet of paper, cut around the curved lines, open the paper to view its new...
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Habits of Mind

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why do artists create? To solve a problem, of course. Young artists work individually and then in groups to create observational, imaginative, and narrative drawings in response to an assignment that requires them to employ all 16 Habits...
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Can Robots Be Creative?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is creativity, anyway? Check out this fascinating video on the potential for creativity from artificial intelligence. The resource provides insight into the world of computer programming and algorithms, while at the same time...
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Certificate for Creative Thinking

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Encourage your pupils to think outside of the box by rewarding original thinking with a certificate. The document is colorful and includes clip art images of footprints, which add some interest to the page, but are not particularly...
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How to Paint a Picture of a Tree

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Need some inspiration for a painting? Watch this video to learn how to paint a tree. What a great, step-by-step demonstration!
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The Art of Exoplanets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is a perfect clip for demonstrating how art, deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and sound scientific data work together. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has collected a lot of data on exoplanets but not exactly what they look...
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Three Card Monte

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This video shows how to do an old card trick called the Three Card Monte. Because the trick uses three cards you can use this trick to talk about odd and even numbers after completing the trick. The vocabulary can be incorporated into...
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Texture Pumpkins

For Teachers K - 2nd
I love art and so do children of all ages. Your very youngest learners explore texture as they examine texture on their person, in their classroom, and then apply it to neat clay pumpkins. They roll clay into balls, flatten them out, and...
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Flower Bouquets

For Teachers K - 2nd
Picasso's Posies is the inspiration for a lovely watercolor painting activity. The class explores the use of line, shape, and space in art as they create an image using the traced outline of their hands holding three to five flowers....
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Creating Narrative

For Teachers 5th
Plot, setting, characters, and conflict are common to both drama and narrative stories. Kids create narrated tableaus that show their understanding of the plot, setting, and conflict of a story they've recently read. The activity...
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Picasso and Beyond!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After reviewing the life and art of Pablo Picasso, learners set out to create abstract, cubist, relief portraits. They'll draw, color, paint, and cut out portraits just like the ones Picasso created. The lesson is extremely well written...
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Mask Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd
When you engage learners in creating symmetrical objects you are also building their vocabulary and math sense. Kids discuss key words such as, asymmetrical, symmetrical, balance, tint, and shade. They use these elements of design to...
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Word Game!

For Students 3rd Standards
Early finishers beware! Here is a fun word game creative thinkers will really enjoy. They attempt to make as many words as they can using the word transport. Strict rules make this task a real challenge. Tip: Also great to use in a fun...
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Fanning The Spark: Fostering Your Students' Creativity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a packet of lessons which are designed to help you to foster your pupils' creativity. The lessons are designed to develop their fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration on ideas. The are built around field trips to a...
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Picture Yourself in Time

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
A super lesson that integrates technology and career exploration! High schoolers use graphic organizers and brainstorming to first analyze Time Magazine covers, then they think about what they want to be doing in 10 years. They research...
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Roger Robot

For Teachers K - 3rd
Read the story of Roger Robot included in the activity and have kids move creatively by interpreting how a robot might move. Read a part of the story, then stop and let the class act it out. Read some more, and let them move some more....
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Geometric Collages

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the concept of geometric patterning. They create their own patterns with a few basic requirements. The patterns must illustrate the concepts of flipping, 90 and 180 degree rotations. The collages also consist...
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Fabric Art

For Teachers K - 8th
Do kids use problem solving skills when they create scrap art? You bet they do! After examining the art of Mary Katherine Lamb, they create their own pieces using recycled products and vintage art techniques. They watch a video about the...
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Blue Water: Telling a Story or Baffling?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Some art can be difficult to interpret. Critical thinkers analyze the forms, techniques, purpose, and meaning found in the abstract piece, Blue Water. They engage in small group discussions in order to form a hypothesis as to the nature...
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Lesson: While on My Vacation

For Teachers K - 5th
Drawing, writing, and analyzing, that is what's on the menu. Young artists draw a corner of the classroom, analyze the painting, Poppies by Andrew Dasburg, and then write a postcard describing their vacation to an imaginary hotel that...
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Lesson: Ahoy! A Painting!

For Teachers K - 12th
Kids listen to the story, How I Became a Pirate and analyze the painting, Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga. So, what do these to things have in common? The art depicts the time period and style. And, the story sets their imaginations...