Explain that the lesson is about creativity.
Ask students to think of examples of creativity with a partner and then discuss their answers as a class.
Some synonyms of creative are adaptive, ingenuity, original, imaginative
Explain that being creative is more than being original. The thing that is created also needs to be useful. If it is not useful, it may not have much value.
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Have students think of something they made, did, or said that they consider creative. You may want to show them an example of something you created that you consider creative such as a poem you wrote, a room you decorated, etc.
Provide a stack of paper for the class (you can choose whether it’s colored or construction, etc).
Find an example of creativity and share it in class. Why do you consider it creative? The example can be something you have created or something someone else has created.
Share the following quote and have a class discussion:
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein
Have the students all write the most creative sentences they can think of, and share them with a partner.
Ask the students to brainstorm how they can be more creative or set more time aside in their schedule for creativity.
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