I love doodle exercises and lately I’m seeing a ton of books full of these creativity exercises, but I often find they’re a little too “filled in” for me. Perhaps some folks like having this additional creativity help, but I feel like it squashes my creativity when the exercise pages are too complete or when I’m given too many instruction. Give me some guidelines, some suggestions, and then let me go off on my own to play and experiment.
English Class fourth graders have been busy preparing themselves for the presentation of their Pippi Longstocking plays for their families next Tuesday by participating in all kinds of creative dramatic exercises. One of the goals was for children to learn to let go and participate in the activities wholeheartedly, without inhibitions. In the first exercise the classroom was darkened and pupils were encouraged to move with the music they heard. As the children gained confidence, Ms. Kati lightened the classroom until all the lights were turned back on.
Here is the 4th creative exercise in this 5-part series, shown below. The inspiration is “Blue Dog” series of art by . Here is an example of his fabulous work:
Weâre happy to welcome our friend and colleague, Laurie Gombash as a guest todayÂ at The Inspired Treehouse to share some of her favorite DIY therapy materials andÂ creative core exercises for kids!
Creative writing exercises are an important part of your writing process. Exercises can assist you to add dimension to your characters, making them live and breathe on the page. The setting exercises will help you to create a rich, vibrant setting for a story, involving all the senses and adding to the reader’s full vicarious experience.
These exercises can help you brainstorm plot twists to keep your reader guessing, or sharpen your observational powers in your everyday life.
When you feel stuck or blocked, you can use exercises to get you writing again or help you create a character which will be believable. Or if you’ve had a busy day with the kids and work, an exercise can help you to get your head into your story before you start writing.
You will find that you’ll collect favorite creative writing exercises which you’ll use on most of your stories. Check this section regularly for new exercises.