January 21, 2005
Creativity cards

creative perspectivesI think my year in school was labeled Grand Guinea Pig Class. It seemed that every year there was some new textbook or learning tool that we had to try. Most were a bust, but I really loved the SRA reading lab. It was a box full of slick colored cards with independent study exercises to improve reading, writing and other language arts skills. My favorite series asked you to finish a story that they started with a half a paragraph or so.

Today I decided to do a set of “creative cards” to help improve our creative skills, kick start our senses, and develop our sense of whimsy. I’ll do five a week until I run out of ideas. You are, of course, invited to suggest some activities.

Creative Cards, set 1 (52K PDF)

  • Bake a Pie
  • Tie a Knot
  • Match a Color
  • Write a Song
  • Create a Hat

You can print these out onto cards, so get yourself some plain 3x5s and a box to keep them in.

Posted by kuri at January 21, 2005 06:53 PM


Sorta kinda reminds me of the book, Dice Man.

Posted by: T on January 24, 2005 12:19 PM

Do you about Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies”?

Posted by: Stuart Woodward on January 25, 2005 05:12 PM

I remember the SRA cards also. There was one exercise on each card and the cards were color coded into sections. But my mom was in publishing and we had a set at home. I remember doing them at home also and being able to see all the answers. If I’ve done my math right, that was in 1974 or so.

Posted by: Seth on January 31, 2005 03:48 PM
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