One of the creative thinking tools that my students learn is S.C.A.M.P.E.R. It is an acronym to help people to remember different ways inventive ideas can happen: Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to Another Use, and Rearrange. It was originally developed by a man named Roger Eberle. Here is a link to a post I did about S.C.A.M.P.E.R. in December.
I am currently offering my S.C.A.M.P.E.R. St. Patrick’s Day packet for $2.00 on Teachers Pay Teachers. You can download it here. I also have several other S.C.A.M.P.E.R. packets for sale (Easter, Spring, and Pool Party). Below are some examples from my classes of creative thinking from the St. Patrick’s Day packet. If you would like to see some more examples of class work, here is a link to our class blog. (It would really tickle the students if you commented on their work!)
(If you are looking for another fun St. Patrick’s Day activity, you might want to take a look at my “Leprechaun Traps and Other Shenanigans” post. Since my Kinders are currently studying “Inventor Thinking”, they are going to be inventing leprechaun traps this Friday with recyclable materials. I’ll share some of their results next week! Also, here is a great collection of St. Patrick’s Day links from Technology Rocks. Seriously.)