Language Arts/Creative Thinking Activity
Children can let their imaginations fly when they create fanciful
inventions to make their pets' lives easier or more fun.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Paper (lined and unlined)
- Markers or crayons
WHAT TO DO
- Give children an example of a real pet invention such as the
"doggie door," a small door in the bottom of a larger door that
allows a pet to go outside and come back in freely.
- Brainstorm with children a list of fanciful inventions. Here's
one to get started:
There's no telling how far your pet frog will
leap when it bounces off the Froggy
Trampoline. And Mom will love that it's small
enough to fit in your closet when your frog is
- Divide children into groups of three. Ask each group to come up
with one invention. One child in the group writes a paragraph
describing the invention, another child draws a picture to go with
the description, and the third child presents the group's invention
to the rest of the class.
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