Think like a bushman…a creative exercise



An African Bushman, unaware of white culture, discovers an empty Coca Cola bottle in the Kalahari Desert. The Bushman closely examines this mystical object (casually dropped by a passing pilot), wondering what it is good for. He then tries blowing into it, and is very pleased to learn that it makes a noise. In this creativity exercise you encourage your students to become Bushmen. Yes, bushmen…

You need to collect 5 to 10 props. Working in groups or individually, you give 1 prop to your students and ask them to find a new use for it. This exercise encourages creativity since it forces the thinking process to erase or ignore what is known and come up with fresh ways of looking at something familiar.

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