Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Creativity Prompts for Thanksgiving

Many of us will have some extra time around Thanksgiving.  Some of us will go shopping, while other will do much cooking and cleaning.  Some of us will travel long distances.

Along the way, could we plan some time for creativity?

Here are some prompts to inspire you:

--Do you remember tracing your hand and turning it into a turkey?  You probably haven't done that since elementary school.  Do it again now.

--Write down your memories of Thanksgivings past.  Help your older relatives write their memories too.

Or tape the conversations.  Save them using a variety of mediums.

--Write some gratitude haikus.  I use the word "haiku" loosely.  Write three line poems with syllables of 5, 7, and 5 per line.

--Imagine you could invite your favorite literary characters or historical figures to your Thanksgiving table.  What would they talk about?

Imagine it's a potluck dinner.  What will they bring?

----What will the first Thanksgiving on a distant planet be like?  Write or draw the scene.

 --Create a Thanksgiving scene, the way that Christians create a manger scene for Christmas.  Use the materials you have on hand.

--A question to inspire gratitude:  Should you live to be 102 years old, what will you miss most?

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