National Keep Kids Creative Week (Build a Hero)

Wednesday, September 26th: The fun keeps rolling along … join us in NATIONAL KEEP KIDS CREATIVE WEEK (September 23-30).

Bruce Van Patter, the guilty party to be blamed for this wild and wacky creative week, has a fun spin off to get stories rolling. He suggests – Ask “What if …” According to Bruce, “This is the start of many creative efforts, even professional ones. Take a story your kids know and like (or maybe dislike!) and ask, “What if the ending were different?” For instance, what if Goldilocks wasn’t a girl? What if she were a football player, or a detective? What if she found three pigs, or elephants or aliens?”

For some fun “Build a Hero” ideas, check this page: http://www.brucevanpatter.com/buildahero.html

What is YOUR hero like? What kinds of situations does your character discover?

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NATIONAL KEEP KIDS CREATIVE WEEK (The Story Kitchen)

Sunday, September 23rd: Inspire, encourage, support … It’s NATIONAL KEEP KIDS CREATIVE WEEK (September 23 -30).

More than ever before, kids today need encouragement to be imaginative. Their busy, task-oriented schedules in home and school give children little room for creative play. Set aside time this week to celebrate the inventive minds of kids. Encourage a child to make up a story, draw, even look for animals in cloud shapes—let their imaginations soar.

 

Bruce Van Patter created this week long celebration in 2003. It’s celebrated annually, the last week in September.

Start the week with some time in ‘The Story Kitchen’ tonight. Bruce’s Story Kitchen idea is to:

“Like my creative-writing activity The Story Kitchen, brainstorm some ideas for a main character, a villain and a bad guy. Keep each category in a separate pile or bag, then pull one out to determine what your story will be about. You’ll still need to decide what your character wants in the story, so you can talk that over or make another pile for that.”

What’s in YOUR Story Kitchen tonight?

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