Imagination Spring-board Activities are resources that I have created
and used to combat the "color-by-number" mindset that has been used so much in our society.
The "color-by-number" mindset dictates that children should use their
imagination and creativity within pre-set boundaries...I believe in the opposite mindset: That the imagination simply needs
something to "Spring-board" off of!
Below are activities that I created and implemented to help children
expand their minds and use their creativity in playing, working, learning, expressing and growing!
"What's in the Box?"
Another type of Springboard activity that I have created is called "What's
in the Box?" These are activities that all start with some sort of "box" and lead to other areas of creativity, interest,
exploration and discovery for children. Below I have included many of the "What's in the Box?" activities that I have
used and had great success with.
(Sometimes I opt to bring in the actual item as I have pictured, and other
times when this isn't possible, I use the photos as below as a jumping
(Imagination Spring-Board Activities
are original creations by myself, Amber Hayes. Please DO NOT claim them as your own or supplant them onto other websites
unless credit is given and a link to the Gems-for-the-teacher website is listed!)
Printable Springboard Activities
These are springboard activities that don't require too much instruction or
materials...Just a pencil or crayons and an imagination!
A different spin on the "Springboard Concept uses shapes to kick-start
children's imaginations! Encourage your class to use the shapes already on the pages and create a picture around them!