A student decided to use the pantry in the kitchen centre as a parkade for all the toy cars and trucks from another centre. He combined other people’s ideas about play centres to create something new and made it work. His idea was fun because it expanded the play possibilities for him and his friends within existing resources.
I can get new ideas or build on or combine other people’s ideas to create new things within the constraints of a form, a problem, or materials.
I can get new ideas to create new things or solve straightforward problems. My ideas are fun, entertaining, or useful to me and my peers, and I have a sense of accomplishment. I can use my imagination to get new ideas of my own, or build on other’s ideas, or combine other people’s ideas in new ways. I can usually make my ideas work within the constraints of a given form, problem, or materials if I keep playing with them.