It has been awhile (2013!) since I posted some St. Patrick’s Day S.C.A.M.P.E.R. ideas. S.C.A.M.P.E.R. 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.
My 2nd graders worked on using “Combine” and “Put to Another Use” this week. For “Combine,” they invented something new with a clock and a four-leaf-clover. (I love how the clock hands will pinch you if you aren’t wearing green!) The “Put to Another Use” assignment asked the students to think of another way to use a Leprechaun hat.
You can use these ideas in your own classroom, as well as the ones on my original post, with any drawing paper or even as writing prompts.
For more St. Patrick’s ideas, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post!