Next week, I'll begin a series of articles I've written about different prompts to use for creativity. I'll provide the idea for the prompt, with some examples, and you and your kids get to respond any way you choose. My plan is to give you the prompt on a Friday, in the hope you may have more time on the weekend for creative activities.
I'll also be sharing my response to the prompt. Not because I think my response will be of merit - I've quit fooling myself about that! I want to share my response because I figure we're all in this creativity thing together. Whether your creativity takes the form of writing, finger painting, cake decorating, knitting, photography, building or blogging - the creating is paramount, not the product. I hope that by sharing my efforts, you and your kids might be inspired to have a go yourselves.
I'd love it if you'll let me know about what you create. If you'd like me to showcase it on my blog, I would be thrilled to do that. If you post about it on your own blog, please let me know (in comments or email, via the Contact Me tab), and I'll add your link to the relevant post.
Some earlier articles I've written about creativity are:
Thinking Creatively Develop Imagination Through Literature-based Play Create a Story Box Recycle and Read What's the Deal with Online Publishing? And don't miss this guest post with wonderful writing tips for kids from author, Sandy Fussell, titled Becoming a Story Detective!
UPDATE: Here are some Book Chook prompts already published.
1. Creative Prompt - Innovate on Something Else
2. Creative Prompt - a Poem, Where I'm From
3. Creative Prompt - Start with a Video
4. Creative Prompt - What I Like
5. Creative Prompt - Start with What If?
6. Creative Prompt - Look to Nature
7. Creative Prompt - Start with Some Story Elements
8. Creative Prompt - Start with One Word
9. Creative Prompt - Start with Geometric Shapes
10. Creative Prompt - Start a Story with a Wacky Online Tool
11. Creative Prompt - Look Within
12. Creative Prompt - Start with an Old Picture
13. Creative Prompt - Start with a Hero
14. Creative Prompt - Two Word Poem
15. Creative Prompt - Start with Illustrations
16. Creative Prompt - Dreaming Online
17. Creative Prompt - The Burning House