A Creative Challenge

MaineAEYC Membership Committee decided it would be fun to challenge those attending the 2016 Spring Conference to think outside the box. To this end they decided to find an item with one purpose and ask conference attendees to come up with suggestions for using with young learners or within their early education programs.

What would you do with a silicone glove oven mitt, $1 from the Dollar Store?

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If you play “Duck, Duck, Goose” in your program can you imagine the fun for the child that is IT wearing this on their hand while going around the circle? Or maybe they drop it for the Goose to put on and chase them with.

What about decorating it up with pom-pom, googly eyes for a monster? yarn hair? pipe cleaners for alien or bug antenna?

Use for any talking hand role playing

Retelling stories especially singing ones like “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”

At circle time having this be the “Right to Talk” item. On hand can talk.

Some interesting ideas generated in a very short time. How would you use it? What can you imagine? Please share in a comment.