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Design a mythical animal through collage and illustration! This activity builds creativity as children combine items in new ways.

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Hints for uses in your library This activity is a favorite for use in library settings because it: is fun and different; uses inexpensive supplies; can be used with varied ages, families and group sizes; and works if participants arrive at different times.
Originating Source This activity was contributed by the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum. For more information and resources see CenterforChildhoodCreativity.org. ©2014 Bay Area Discovery Museum
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03/07/2019

Crazy mixed-up critter extravaganza

A great activity to put the 'A' in STEAM.

So with my group I chose to go the "imagination method". I split the group into teams of 2-4. For the first 15 minutes, each team chose a real world habitat, came up with a list of animals in that habitat, and noted some ability that suited that creature for its habitat. After I checked in with each group, they had 30 minutes to pick a different habitat (real or imagined), to draw and color their creature, and to write a brief biography of their critter in its environment.

They all became very creative and it was interesting to see the evolutionary one-upsmanship that developed among some teams where their creatures had specific abilities in response to the abilities another team member had added to their creature.

A great stepping-stone activity to discuss environmental adaptation or evolutionary pressure, as well as demonstrate common solutions to similar environmental problems regardless of habitat.

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Animal Remix

Animal Remix

Design a mythical animal through collage and illustration! This activity builds creativity as children combine items in new ways.