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Lesson Plans and Cool Free Stuff > Creative Calisthenics

NOTICE: THESE FREE LESSON PLANS AND REPRODUCIBLES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME. We're re-formatting them and will make lesson plans available on our new store at Teachers Pay Teachers. Many will still be free, but we're also offering a lot more expanded content at value prices. 

First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Homeschooler -

For now, enjoy these free downloads*! These are samples from our book, Creative Genius. Included are a couple of reproducible mini-posters along with various lesson plans. The files are in PDF format unless otherwise stated. Clicking the name starts the download and the document can then be viewed and printed from Adobe Reader.

Click on a category below to see a list to choose from:

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    What Can You Do with a Paper Clip?

    In this exercise in creative brainstorming, students work individually to think of as many uses for paperclips as possible. Students then combine their lists with their teammates and compete for both fluency and originality.
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    What Can't You Do With A Paper Clip?

    In this companion lesson to "What Can You Do with a Paper Clip?" students go head-to-head to prove that virtually anything is possible with an ordinary paper clip. As the CANNOTS brainstorm the impossible, the YES YOU CANS counterattack proving the tasks feasible after all.