Our Creative Genius
I think all of us at some point have believed or felt that creative genius was limited to a special few. However, the more I research and discover, the less convinced I am of some special birth right, genetic disposition, or special touch on the creative geniuses in the world.
I am more inclined to believe that they withstood current education trends that pummel creativity out of our brains, heart, and culture.
One often hears that if they are going into a creative field, they will never make a living or, even worse: “you can’t be creative in math and science, they are not creative arts.”
So what sets you and I apart from achieving true creative genius?…..
So Let’s Practice Creatvity
Instead of goals or resolutions, which allude me and are gone by the 2nd week in January, I am working on organizational systems to eventually create habits within myself. One of these habits is to unleash my creative mind.
You can help keep me accountable if you like.
I will be posting creative activities/prompts every week. This community of creatively minded people can encourage these posts by participating in them. I would like to hear your solutions to these creative problems.
These prompts can be used in your home-school for your kids and also for yourself. They can be done around the dinner table and spark discussion among family and friends.
So here we go for our first prompt of the year:
Creative Genius Practice Prompt:
Name at Least 20 Different Uses For a Paper Clip
Leave a Comment:
In the Comments below, leave your 20+ ideas or share your most outrageous ones!
To get the ball rolling….
Hollow out the paperclip, unfold it, and create the tiniest non-working trombone for a musically inclined mouse.
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Jarrod homeschools his kids in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. He holds two degrees in education, reads a lot, and experiments on his own children with creative education so you don’t have to mess up your own. Then he reports his thoughts and findings here on the creative dad blog.