These kids activity sheets will inspire creative thinking - and they're all free! Click the picture to open the PDF activity sheet.
Tips for parents: ask kids about the problems the explorer will face - such as the hot ground - then prompt them to come up with ideas to avoid those problems. In this activity, kids are learning to problem solve. By the way, did you know volcano tourism is a thing?! Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
What sticks stuff together? Find out using the clues.
Tips for parents: this is not as simple as it first looks, so kids may need encouragement to investigate. Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
Tips for parents: each number represents a birthday. Kids will need a little help to work out when they achieved things like learning to walk. Helping them to pop these on their timeline is a wonderful way to reflect. In this activity, kids are learning to represent a sequence. Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
Tips for parents: look under leaves, behind bark and below bushes to observe the wonderful natural communities that live in the park. This activity gives kids a mission to explore the park and observe curious little things. Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS TREE
How do you decorate a Christmas tree without any decorations?
Tips for parents: challenge kids to think creatively but realistically - no we can't decorate the tree with cats and dogs because they are too heavy, but yes we can use origami, kitchen utensils or colourful socks. This activity is an exercise in 'lateral thinking' which means to solve a problem with a creative approach. Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
What shapes can you make with just 7 pieces?
Tips for parents: kids may need a little help to think creatively at the beginning, but after forming a few shapes they are likely to develop their own ideas. You can help kids start by showing them pictures of tangram shapes from the internet, then leave them to think of their own. Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
WHO INVENTED WHAT?
Can you connect each person with their invention?
Tips for parents: there are two parts to this activity - the first part inspires ideas, and the second part asks kids to think about their own possibilities. Click the picture to open the activity sheet.
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