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Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Creative Thinking

  

BOOKS

Title:  Sprouts: Projects for Creative Growth in Children
Author 1: Green, Harriet Hope
Author 2: Martin, Sue Gillespie
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1981
Categories: Creative Thinking, Imagination, Self-esteem
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1900

Summary: Sprouts is filled with projects that will make students aware of the sights, sounds and smells around them by asking the m to explore their environment.  (Grades K-6)

 

Title:  Take Part Art
Author 1: Gregson, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Fearon Teacher Aids
Date:  1991
Categories: Creative Thinking, Children, Self-esteem
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1901

Summary: The goal of these art projects is to help children grow into well-rounded adults by developing:  the ability to make choices, sensory awareness, visual discrimination, the ability to define problems, the ability to reach creative solutions, patience, intuition, techniques with which to record ideas and a means in which to communicate abstract concepts. 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  Creative Activity Cards
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Creative Thinking, Children, Self-esteem
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1902

Summary: Creativity Activity Cards provides for students styles of learning through writing, speaking, problem solving, inventing, constructing, and drawing.  A highly challenging program extends the skills of creative thinking through student preference and choice.  Such imaginative activities as:  consecutive alphabet letter sentences, a reversible Halloween mask or a logo of self are sure to encourage student creativity. 

(Grades 3-8)

 

Title:  Mindanderings
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1990
Categories: Creative Thinking, Problem-Solving
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1903

Summary: Mindanderings offers a variety of ways for extending creative processing and thinking into realms of original thought, written expression and problem solving.  The activities involve a wide variety of processes that accommodate the creative efforts of children.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of student choice and building the confidence of your students by avoiding ridicule and criticism.  The activities, ideas and games included will help develop and strengthen the creative effort and production of all your students. 

(Grades 4-9)

  

Title:  Sunflowering
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1977
Categories: Creative Thinking, Children, Self-esteem
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1904

Summary: Through activities which encourage imaginary and real happenings to occur in the mind, this book deals with four basic conditions:  1)  A relationship of things to things, 2)  A relationship of self to things, 3)  A relationship of self to self, and 4)  A relationship of self to others. 

(Grades K-6)

 

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Title:  Hippogriff Feathers
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1981
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1905

Summary: Hippogriff Feathers deals with methodology for developing creativity and sharpening problem-solving skills.  It provides excellent 'how-to' guidelines for a fun approach to helping children develop their creative potential. 

(Grades K-6)

 

Title:  Lessons From the Hearthstone Traveler
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple. Inc.
Date:  1988
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1906

Summary: The Hearthstone Traveler introduces the synectics methods.  It uses these and other metaphor-based exercises to strengthen the  student's ability to make connections and see relationships.  That is, to think metaphorically.  The book also includes a collection of other idea-finding techniques including brainstorming and brainwriting and several variations of these. 

(Grades 3-12)

  

Title:  I Believe in Unicorns
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1979
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1907

Summary: "I Believe in Unicorns" is an activity book filled with strategies for affirming feelings and nurturing sensitivity to self, to others and to valuing situations in students' lives.  The book offers creative ways to explore feeling, as well as thinking. 

(Grades K-6)

  

Title:  Accents and Ascendings
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1990
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1908

Summary: Accents and Ascendings contains two major provisions for the classroom teacher or counselor:  One is a collection of highly imaginative and stimulating exercises to promote creative thinking and positive student behaviors in the classroom.  The other provision is a practical learning guide for the classroom teacher to understand the creative processes.  Strategies are provided on ways the teacher can integrate these creative processes into various subject areas and apply the thought processes to everyday living. 

(Grades 3-8)

  

Title:  Poetivities  (Primary)
Author 1: Wainwright, James
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple. Inc.
Date:  1989
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1909

Summary: Poetivities combines poetry and involvement activities in ways that emphasize poetry writing as a skill which can be taught.  This unique book is a guide to help children learn to express themselves in free verse.  Poetivities contains easy-to-use lessons to guide young children in creative expression.  Step-by-step instructions provide objectives, prewrite activities, topics, examples, expansion ideas and much more. 

(Grades 1-3)

  

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Title:  Poetivities  (Intermediate)
Author 1: Wainwright, James
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1989
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1910

Summary: Poetivities combines poetry and involvement activities in ways that emphasize poetry writing as a skill which can be taught.  This unique book is a guide to help children learn to express themselves in free verse.  Poetivities contains easy-to-use lessons to guide young children in creative expression.  Step-by-step instructions provide objectives, prewrite activities, topics, examples, expansion ideas and much more. 

(Grades 4-6)

  

Title:  Puddles and Wings and Grapevine Swings
Author 1: Forte, Imogene
Author 2: Frank, Marjorie
Publisher: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Date:  1982
Categories: Creative Thinking, Self-esteem, Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: C1911

Summary: You'll find hundreds of challenging experiences in Puddles And Wings and Grapevine Swings...crafts, projects, ecology activities, holiday gifts and decorations, gardening help for young folks, experiments, recipes, hikes and trips, games, investigations.  This book is intended to help children appreciate the variety, the beauty, the wonder and the fragility of their environment. 

(Grades K-6)

  

Title: Make Believe -- Games and Activities for Imaginative Play A Book for Parents, Teachers, and the Young Children in Their Lives
Author 1: Singer, Dorothy G.
Author 2: Singer, Jeremy L.
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 2001
Categories: Creative Thinking
Format: Text
Call Number: C1912

Summary: This lively how-to guide contains more than 100 activities and games that parents, teachers, and other adults can use to stimulate the imagination and sense of play in children between the ages of 2 and 5.  along with these games, the authors describe the importance of imaginative play during the early years, including its contribution to happiness and self-confidence, and its vital role in the development of cognitive, emotional, social, creative, and physical skills.

  

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