Flexible Thinking Game: The Umbrella

Activity Duration: 5 to 10 minutes
Activity to develop divergent thinking

Divergent thinking makes it possible to create links that seem hidden at first, while organizing the elements in an original way. Try this activity with your child and he or she will have to use divergent thinking to meet the challenge.

What you need:

  • An umbrella

How do you play?

  • Invite your child to find other functions that the umbrella could have (example: cane, sword, stick, raft, spinning top, shield, broom, etc.)

ADVICE
Bring your child to think about the strategy used to find these ideas. Ask him the following questions:
“Have you built pictures in your head?”
“What questions did you ask yourself?”
“How did you decide if the use you thought of was original?”

Variant
You could do the same exercise with other inspiring objects (for example a bowl, stocking, etc.)

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