Creativity - Intermediate High

Lesson Information

Positive Psychology Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. identify and exemplify creativity.  
  2. discover how they and others are creative.  

Language Learning Outcomes

Students will...

  1. learn vocabulary words associated with creativity.  
  2. adequately support ideas and opinions with facts, examples, and reasons. 
  3. connects content to background knowledge. 
  4. adequately support ideas and opinions with facts, examples, and reasons.

Materials Needed


Explain that the lesson is about creativity. 

Activate Background Knowledge

Ask students to think of examples of creativity with a partner and then discuss their answers as a class.

Activity 1: Vocabulary 

Some synonyms of creative are adaptive, ingenuity, original, imaginative

  1. providing the definitions
  2. using them in a sentence 
  3. showing pictures

Activity 2: Speaking

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. 

  1. How is this creative? 
  2. How is this useful? 

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Activity 3: Listening/Speaking

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. 

Activity 4: Creativity 

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.