Saturday, 2 August 2014

W3 - Creativity

This week's topic for Kidsedchatnz is Creativity! 

This is how it is going to work: 

Below is a whole lot of different creative tasks that you can get your class to complete during the week. You don't have to complete them all, just pick whichever ones that suit your kids.

Then on Thursday we are going to discuss the tasks and creativity in general. Sound like fun? You bet!


- Turn as many of the blank circle as possible into recognisable objects in 15 minutes.
- How many uses can you think of for a chair in 5 minutes? 

- Print these 2 images and then complete the images. What can you come up with?
- Use these 4 elements and write a short story with them. A lost key, a secret cave, a party invitation and identical twins.


- Create an original structure using ice-block sticks. You could use glue or plasticine to join your sticks.

- Create a device to stop an egg breaking when dropped from 2 metres. You only have newspaper and selletape to work with.

- Make a 1 minute movie or Puppet Pal about a topic of your choice? Create and record your own song or rap? Make a music video? Come up with your own creative task!

Finally please watch this video before you complete any of the tasks. It will make sense after you watch it.


Q1. Please tweet a picture or answer to some of your creative challenges from this week.

Q2. Pick someone's Tweet and leave a reply. Make sure you comment on their creative task and design.

Q3. Reflect on your creative tasks, how do you think you did?

Q4. What was the best part about the challenges? What did you enjoy? Why?

Q5. What was the hardest part about the challenge? Where can you improve?

Q6. Do you think creativity is important? Should it be taught in school? Why?

Q7. What do you think are the key elements to building creativity?

Q8. Can you share with us something creative you have done at school this year?

Q9. Is there any creative tasks you would like to try?

Q10. Write a poem or story using these 3 things: A tooth, a broken watch and a good luck charm.


  1. What awesome ideas. My year 2 class is very excited about joining Kidsedchatnz next week. We are busy this Thursday but we are enjoying trying some of these challenges.
    Thanks you
    From Mrs Kitto and Room 6 Clyde Shool

  2. Loved the topic for this week. My class really enjoyed the creative challenges and it was great to have choices.

    Mrs Cocker, Room 2, Auroa School


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