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Heroes and Villians

In the “Grow Creativity!” article, Candace Hackett Shively shares four aspects of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This article had me hooked from the beginning:

The world needs creative thinkersscientistsengineersleaders, and contributing workers. yet research repeatedly shows creativity is schooled out of us. 

The Creative Thinking Challenge prompts focus on areas in all of these aspects and use ideas inspired by many different sources.

I would love for you to participate …

  • even if you don’t think you are very creative
  • the point of these prompts is to get the creative juices flowing 
  • even if that only means letting small ideas begin to trickle out

I find that I get lots of new ideas from looking at the things others have done … and I bet we all interpret the prompts in unique ways.

The best part is that you get to choose how you want to respond to this prompt. And there is no deadline. 

(I post past prompts on the Creative Thinking tab at the top of my blog)

If you have an idea for a Prompt, please let me know!

Creative Thinking Prompt: Heroes and Villians

Today is the first day of October …

Since the last day of October is Halloween, this lesson from ReadWriteThink caught my attention:

So this month’s creative challenge involves creating your very own hero or villian!

If you could create a hero and/or a villian, what would he or she look like?

The same all the time or different depending upon special circumstances?

Any distingishing characteristics or features?

Special powers?



Mode of transportation?

Theme song?


Unique living arrangements?

Method of communicating?

What will you write, draw, build, create, record …

Please introduce us to your hero/villian!!!


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