Easter S.C.A.M.P.E.R.

To get my students’ creative juices flowing, I allowed them to choose from some Easter S.C.A.M.P.E.R. prompts this week.  (I also offered some Spring prompts for those who don’t celebrate Easter).  If you are not familiar with S.C.A.M.P.E.R., you can view my original post about it here.  The two most popular prompts were for “Rearrange” and “Combine”.  The first asked, “If Easter was rearranged so the Easter Bunny would get gifts instead of you, what would you give the rabbit who already has all of the carrots he needs?”  And for the second one, “Give the Easter Bunny another famous character as a partner, and tell how his or her talents could be helpful to the Easter Bunny.”

You can borrow the above prompts if you like, or if you would like the whole Easter Creative Thinking packet, you can download it here for a $1.00.  You can also find the Spring one  and the Summer Pool Party one at my TPT store.

This 3rd grader would give the Easter Bunny a brand new computer - along with his very own website.
This 3rd grader would give the Easter Bunny a brand new computer – along with his very own website.

 

This 1st grader decided that Barbie in A Mermaid Tale would be the perfect partner for the Easter Bunny because she can swim to houses.
This 1st grader decided that Barbie in A Mermaid Tale would be the perfect partner for the Easter Bunny because she can swim to houses.

 

St. Patrick’s Day S.C.A.M.P.E.R.

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.)

In this examples, the students had to adapt a classroom to fit the needs of leprechauns.  Take a close look at the subjects they will be learning that day:  Four Leaf Clovers, Leap Year, and How to Find a Pot of Gold.
In this example, the students had to adapt a classroom to fit the needs of leprechauns. Take a close look at the subjects they will be learning that day: Four Leaf Clovers, Leap Year, and How to Find a Pot of Gold.
This student substituted a monster for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  He explained that the monster was guarding a cave that led to a treasure.
This student substituted a monster for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He explained that the monster was guarding a cave that led to a treasure.