In "World of Wonder," a Tapestry of Faith program
Children experience their own creativity by making art projects from the provided supplies. The activity emphasizes the creative process over the finished result. As they note the differences in the artwork made by peers, children see how creativity can be expressed in many ways.
Gather the children at the work table(s). If you have chosen to do so, read the book, Ish, by Peter Reynolds. Show participants the supplies you have gathered. Invite them to use their creativity and imagination to create anything they want, using the provided materials. Explain that there is no "right" or "wrong" way to do their work.
Allow the children to create art projects undisturbed for about 20 minutes. Then, gather in a group and have each child in, turn, share their artwork, if they wish. With each piece of art, invite everyone in the group to notice things that are interesting, unique, or especially creative about it. Instruct participants to only share positive comments.
When you are done, gather in a circle. Process the activity with questions such as:
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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