Friday, March 18, 2005

The Creativity Concept

At bigger corporations, money is spent on "creativity" building-they bring in a facilitator who leads the employees through "exercises" designed to generate ideas for the company. Ideas can be anything from improving marketing to coming up with new products.
This same concept would make an ideal "family night" activity. You can get crayons, cheap watercolors, plain paper, construction paper, glue etc. from any department store and they're not expensive. Moms, Dads, and Grandparents have to draw/paint the same things that the kids draw and paint - that's what makes it fun!
In my class I set up a still life-not fruit and flowing tablecloths like the Old Masters, but a "beach" still life. I use a bucket, frisbee, rubber ducky and a beach towel. The kids love it.
You never know how creative your family can be. It's easy to come up with ideas when you let the kids be involved.

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