Each month I like to offer my kids a bunch of activities that’ll spark their imagination and creativity. I think the stories and activities a person can come up with when offered an open-ended idea is amazing.
For this activity, you will need: Drawing & craft supplies, an audio/video device, paper, and pencil
The two words for this month are:
Spark & Heatwave
What can be done with the words?
These words can be used alone, or mixed and matched in any way to inspire stories, and then expressed in the form of a poem, diorama, dance, song, musical composition, skit, a dramatic expression, sculpture, a structure of some kind, or something else of the person’s choosing.
Tips & Suggestions
Creativity is the main goal for this activity, there aren’t any limits.
Use a thesaurus to find different ways to use the words. Use related words too.
Anything can be written, but don’t forget that pictures and actions can tell a story too.
A story can be recorded with an audio/video device.
A great way to combine multiple recording methods is to narrate an illustrated story, and capture it all on an audio/video device so it can be enjoyed again later!
Play this activity inside or out!
If you need some inspiration, consider the following ideas:
Come up with a news report about a heatwave going on in your area or somewhere else. Make props to go with your story and maybe some video footage to go along with it.
A spark can be a great idea. Pretend you get a bright idea and act it out. Record your actions. Add music. Include props.
Create a character with the name ‘Spark’ or ‘Heatwave’, then write a story, create a comic, or make a drawing about one of his or her adventures. Consider making a diorama too!
Draw on a personal experience about either of these words. Something you saw, felt, touched, heard, etc..
Be creative and have fun.
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