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July 9, 2013 / maxpproductions

3 Fun Creative Thinking Projects To Do With Your Kids

3 Fun Creative Thinking Projects To Do With Your Kids

There are a myriad of definitions for the term Creative Thinking floating around on the web. We like to keep things at Max P. Productions easy, fun, and simple, so our definition is quite simple. Creative Thinking is having fun with your brain in new and exciting ways; it’s putting a spin on something ordinary and making it extraordinary; it’s opening your mind, letting go, and having fun with your thoughts and allowing them to run wild.

Children are pros at creative thinking. There’s not much we can say or do to get them to be more creative than they already are. They are innately open to allowing themselves to run wild with their thoughts. As adults, we see it every day, whether we’re passing by a playground, on a train, in a car glancing over at the vehicle beside us and witnessing a child in the window making silly faces, or whether we’re a parent watching our child do the oddest things. It all begins in their brain.

With that said, we have come up with three easy, fun, and simple creative thinking projects you can do with your kids just in case you want to stir things up around the house even more:

  1. Write and illustrate a story! You can use a note pad or construction paper. Keep it simple; the more non-traditional the materials, the better! Give them three random words and have them come up with a story utilizing those three words then let them draw it out. You can even have them take it a step further and have them act out their story!
  2. Read your child their favorite bedtime story or a new one.  Before you get to the end of the story, ask them to come up with their own ending. Let them imagine the outcome then read the author’s ending and see how they compare. Discuss the storyline and how your child would change things.
  3. Create a mini-scavenger hunt in your house.  Each clue you make can be in the form of a riddle or a rhyme, which will make them have to really think about where the next clue is.

There are an endless amount of things you can do to get your child to think creatively. The three above are just the beginning. Do you have any suggestions? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy Creative Thinking!

Max P. Productions is a children’s book publisher focused on empowering children through story. The information in this article is copyright 2013 Max P. Productions. Use of this article in part or in whole must be granted by Max P. Productions. Please contact us at cs at maxpproductions dot com if you wish to use the content in this article. Thank you.


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