ADVENTURE INTO CREATIVITY
Sometimes all it takes to stir up creativity in yourself is to look at something in a different way.
Whenever you feel stuck it can be helpful to get up and stretch, even try standing on your head, to literally give yourself a new perspective!
Today, we challenge you to get out of your regular habits. Are you willing to flip your perspective and try something creative?
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BIG QUESTION OF THE DAY
Why is creativity an important human quality?
How could you turn your creativity towards making things better?
MOMENT OF JOY
Neil Diamond changes lyrics to “Sweet Caroline” in coronavirus PSA
Neil Diamond is doing his part to promote steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus – and he found a creative way to do it. Diamond changed the lyrics to his iconic hit “Sweet Caroline” for a musical PSA about the virus.
Watch + Learn
Need a project? Use your creativity to clean up your neighborhood and help kittens! Amarildo Silva Fihlo turns thousands of discarded tires into beautiful beds for stray dogs. In an effort to blend creativity, sustainability, and charity on behalf of the town’s needy animals, Silva came up with an idea to turn thousands of discarded tires into beautiful beds for the strays.
Try a re-imagined scavenger hunt: Find something unused in your house to repurpose into something useful. Our favorite is idea is to turn Baby Lotion Bottles Into Cell Phone Charging Stations. What could you possibly do with all those empty lotion and shampoo bottles? You can create a really handy cell phone charging station that keeps your cords from being out in the open. With just a bit of cutting and a little time, you can make this really handy cell phone charging station that holds your phone and the cord right up next to the plug-in so you save space and your cord is not lying on the floor (which incidentally is a bad place for it if you have pets).
Exercise your creativity, collaborate with your friends, and make your own songs like a professional musician with the Soundtrap online music maker. Watch a tutorial to learn how to use Soundtrap. Share your song or podcast with us on Facebook or Instagram.
Does it feel impossible to write your song? Try just making something fast for practice. Watch these friends make a song in 5 minutes with Soundtrap.
Online Learning Toolkit
As our students are navigating change, adjusting to online learning, and supporting their families during this public health crisis, our students’ Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are being tested every day. This week, we will bring you resources on teaching the 5 Core Competencies of SEL. Missed our last Daily Adventure? Find all of our SEL resources at tomtodideas.org.
Today, we adventure into creative ways to build Relationship Skills.
Relationships, or at least how we act within our relationships, look different today than they did a few weeks ago. Despite the changes to how we interact, they remain an important piece of our lives. CASEL indicates that communication, social engagement, relationship-building, and teamwork facilitate the creation of healthy relationship skills.
Introduce Relationship Skills
Build Relationship Skills
4 Ways to Foster Positive Student Relationships in Middle School. Invite students to take part in the 2 minute talk to practice listening, communication, and overall relationship building. An offline version could involve a parent/caregiver, sibling, or friend.
- If you could create an award for anything what would it be and why?
- If you could only eat one food for a month what would it be?
- What is the greatest life lesson you can share?
- Who inspires you?
- What are your 5 favorite possessions?
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Thank you and Adventure on!
– The TomTod Team