Spotlight on Sources:
Welcome to Renzulli Learning’s Spotlight on Sources, some of our most engaging resources to excite and inspire your students!
With just a few weeks left in summer we thought your students may enjoy checking out some of our creativity training activities! Creativity is a tool that all students need practice with! Renzulli Learning has thousands of creativity training resources for students of all interest areas. Have students click on My Enrichment Activities and explore the category “Creativity Training”.
You can also search the phrase “renzulli” to find creativity activities created by Joseph Renzulli! These activities can be found in both Spanish and English. Simply print the PDF or add the activity to your students’ favorites. Check out some of our favorite Creativity Training Activities below.
Check out a few of our favorite activities below!
Don’t forget, if you want to assign a weekly activity simply search the title of the weekly activity from your Teacher Dashboard and then send the activity to a student as a favorite! To locate these activities within Renzulli Learning you can SEARCH Enrichment Activities and type in the title of the activity you would like to locate. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Grades K - 2
A Seussical Show
Create a puppet show based on your favorite Dr. Seuss book! Make puppets and props, and retell the story. You can even make treats for your audience!
Addition and Subtraction Riddles
Use your addition and subtraction skills to solve these riddles. See if you can outsmart the Elves!
Famous People Coloring Pages
Who are your heroes? Find a coloring page of someone you admire at this website. You can color online, or print the page and use crayons. Find scientists, musicians, writers, leaders, and more. Share your work with your class!
Grades 3 -5
Make a Clay Dough Critter
What's your favorite critter? Follow these steps for a recipe to make your own clay dough. Use your creative skills to make your favorite critter.
New Directions In Creativity Mark 1, Figure Arrangement by Joseph Renzulli
Express your creativity by combining two given shapes to construct a variety of meaningful drawings. Then, give each of your drawings a creative title!
"See" Inside A Closed Box
Learn how radar works by performing your own experiment! Have someone place an object inside a box (don't peek!) and cover it with a piece of paper (that you can't see through). Then use a stick and measurements to create a map of what's inside. Read this page to better understand how scientists can see objects using radar.
Grades 6 - 9
If I Were a Metaphor
If you were a metaphor what would you be? In this game, you have to come up with metaphors for concrete objects or people. Then, the group has to guess the answer to each of your cleverly written, abstract comparisons! Are you ready to be creative and clever? Then click on the link below to play the game.
Is Snow White?
When painters depict snow, they use a variety of colors. In fact, since snow reflects all colors, it may be possible to see different colors in snow. Explore some great paintings, and take a fresh look at snow!
New Directions In Creativity Mark 1, Unfinished Stories by Joseph Renzulli
This creative writing activity will allow you to work you own originality and imagination into stories that are only partly written. In this activity, you can write three different endings to the story given, one happy, one sad, and one ridiculous.
Grades 10 - 12
Good travel writing makes even the most distant setting come vividly to life. Read these impressions of Soviet Russia, and then write your own account of a place you remember all too well.
Circle of Stories by Electric Shadows Project (ITVS Interactive, 2002-2004)
Storytelling is an honored tradition among Native Americans. Meet four Native storytellers and learn how they began telling stories. Discover the roots of Native storytelling and see how two tribes are using stories to peacefully challenge threats to their culture, language, and land rights today. Explore the story gallery and see for yourself how stories can teach lessons and impact the way people think.
33 Ways to Visualize Ideas
Are you designing graphics to accompany an oral report, a research paper, or a science project? Before settling on a pie chart or a bar graph, take a look at some alternative ideas. Then click the link at left to view additional examples of infographics.
Each week, we will send you teaching suggestions and a few examples of our best and most popular resources. For more ideas to infuse enrichment activities with your curriculum, please visit the Unit Supplements on the Teacher Site, under “Teach.” We can also link these enrichment resources to your regular curriculum if you send us a theme or topic.
Thanks for being a part of the Renzulli Learning family and we hope you find these resources helpful.
Your Renzulli Learning Team