Check out this fun video that shows people playing creatively.
CREATIVITY & FUN
"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play."
Play. n. activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children.
Life can be challenging. Life can be serious. Life can bring all kinds of experiences that can get us feeling ‘heavy.’ A member of the L Force chooses to keep light-hearted even in the face of adversity. The L Force looks at the world through the eyes of a child - with a sense of wonder and discovery and a desire to interact with the world around him or her in a playful manner. The L Force finds the humor in all situations. The L Force chooses creativity - exploring the unknown with a sense of fun and pleasure. It is fun to feel good. It is fun to play. It is fun to love. The world needs more people who have fun and create. When we are relaxed and enjoying ourselves, this is where magical things happen, inventions are created, masterpieces are conceived, solutions are found, and laughter is spread world-wide. Laugh. Play. Love.
“Play is an expression of our creativity, and creativity, I believe, is at the very root of our ability to learn, to cope, and to become whatever we may be; creativity and imagination are at the beginning of problem solving.” - Fred Rogers
Listen to this mindfulness track while clsoing your eyes and letting your imagination take you wherever it wants to.
You can also use this track as a dance or movement improvisation activity. Just move & play however the music moves you!
Try out any of these arts-based activities to engage students in creative play.