Friday, March 16, 2012

Divergent--Wide Thinkin'

Children have this amazing ability to make many things out of one thing. For example, we have a box at our house. The box become a boat, a confetti truck, a pirate ship, and almost became a space ship. Who knows what it will be next. I've heard this amazing ability called divergent thinking.

Many of us stop practicing divergent thinking as we be come "adults." I look at a box, and I see a box that needs to be recycled.

So, let's practice. Pick out an object that you can see right now. For two minutes list all of the things it could be. Then write for 5 minutes about this amazing object. You are welcome to share in the comments below.

I picked my favorite writing chair:

A Chair?

Is this a chair?
It is a chair
It's not a chair
Lift the flap
What's under there?
A cave
A deep, dark cave
Water rushes from far away

A kitty perch
A scratching post
A plane with wings
A place for sleeping
Add a blanket and it's a tent

Grab a flashlight
Reorient
A place of ghosts and goblins
and scary things
A boat with a sail
"Who goes thar?"
Lift the cushion

And make a slide
Head first and it's a dive
Into a pool 
In hot summer's cool
 Oh, a table
I'll eat dinner here if I'm able
And snuggle in a movie theater

All in a chair