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Hello! Welcome to the Choose Creativity Community. We’ve created this family-friendly curriculum so that you can see how easy it is to use the language of the 10 Principles of Creativity at home. We believe that you can always be engaging with the Principles to CHOOSE CREATIVITY and with practice, you can grow your creative confidence and resilience as a family! This curriculum leaves plenty of room to make your own creative mark. Please take photos of the creativity happening in your home, write down special moments and share them with us on Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #ChooseCreativity. And follow us on Instagram @lululeofund to see the ways in which we engage with the Principles. Included in this curriculum are: 1. The 10 Principles of Creativity and their Mantras -- Print this page and display it in your home. 2. Tips on How to Bring Choose Creativity to Life at Home -- We hope these tips will inspire your entire family to Choose Creativity everyday. 3. 10 Creative Challenges – We have developed one challenge for each Principle, but after completing these challenges, create your own (and share them with us). 4. Principle Fill-in Worksheet -- To celebrate completing all 10 challenges, have your child fill in the 2 Principles that best represent them (and complete one for yourself as well). For example: I AM Authentic & Inventive. Take a photo and share with family and friends (and the Choose Creativity Community) on social media! We are so excited for you to CHOOSE CREATIVITY at home! Marina, Kevin and the Lulu & Leo Fund Team

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T H E 1 0 P R I N C I P L E S O F C R E AT I V I T Y

AUTHENTIC

MY IDEAS COME FROM WHO I AM

RESOURCEFUL

I CAN MAKE SOMETHING FROM NOTHING

CURIOUS

I L I K E T O L E A R N N E W T H I N G S A N D T RY O U T N E W I D E A S

UNCONVENTIONAL I C A N D O T H I N G S I N U N E X P E C T E D W AY S

PAT I E N T

I K N O W M Y B E S T I D E A S TA K E T I M E

EXPRESSIVE

I C A N S H A R E M Y F E E L I N G S I N D I F F E R E N T W AY S

INTUITIVE

I T R U S T M Y S E L F A N D W H AT F E E L S R I G H T T O M E

PRESENT

I PAY AT T E N T I O N T O M Y S E L F A N D M Y W O R L D

INVENTIVE

I C O M E U P W I T H A N D U S E G O O D I D E A S I N A L L PA R T S O F M Y L I F E

INSPIRED

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TIPS ON HOW TO BRING CHOOSE CREATIVITY TO LIFE AT HOME EMBRACE CHOOSE CREATIVITY: Help your child grow their creative confidence by referring to them as a SuperArtist – it makes them feel proud. Each creative Principle, or superpower, has a simple mantra to practice. Challenges can be adapted to your child’s age level. PRINCIPLES IN ACTION: In many of the challenges, you will find that multiple Principles are practiced. For example, in the Resourceful challenge, your child will practice being Resourceful to make a mandala, and at the same time practice being Present and Patient. It's important to look for and point out these moments of creativity. CREATIVE CONVERSATION: Creativity can be incorporated into any type of activity through questioning, use of vocabulary and commenting. Use the Principles of Creativity as inspiration for how you talk to your children – you don’t need to use the exact Principle word over and over. Creative conversation should be natural and Authentic. EXPERIMENT AND PRACTICE: Experiment with different ways of explaining and talking about the meaning of words like Intuitive, Present, Unconventional, etc. If your child doesn’t seem to understand one explanation, try to relate it to them in another way. Share stories about the ways you have applied the Principles to your own life. When reading a book with your children, see if they can identify the Principles that different characters exemplify. Who is being Inspired or Inventive; what are they Curious about? COMPLIMENT CREATIVITY: Notice how and when your child naturally exemplifies the Principles of Creativity. Compliment them when you see this, especially when it involves doing something not traditionally considered “creative,” such as during sports or homework time. It takes patience and curiosity to solve a math or science problem, and authenticity to write a poem or story! This will bring deeper understanding and meaning to the words. REAL WORLD APPLICATION: In everyday life, notice and point out real-world examples of the Principles in action. Bringing awareness and sharing different perspectives will create deeper appreciation and meaning for your family. HELP YOUR CHILD TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY IN EVERY MOMENT

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Superpower:

AUTHENTIC Repeat after me:

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- Medium size d cardboard p iece, cut into an irre gular shape (t h is is the face) - Assorted size s of cardboard pieces (these are the differe nt parts of the fa ce) - Scissors - Glue - Any of the fo llowing: marke rs, crayons, oil pa stels, paint, Sharpies, colo red paper, ma gazine, newspaper or fabric scraps

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Superpower:

RESOURCEFUL Repeat after me:

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- Natural ma terials you fi nd outdoors -at the park, beach, your backyard -at least 5-10 of each material - A basket fo r your natura l findings - A large rou nd plate (to h elp guide your creatio n)

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- How did this proje ct make y feel creat ou ive? - Do you rem you didn’t ember a time whe n have wha t you wan but you w ted ere able t oa what you wanted in ccomplish another w ay? - Where a re other p laces it w help to b ould e RESOU RCEFUL? - Have yo u ever se en y siblings o r friends b our parents, ein RESOURC EFUL? Ho g w?

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Superpower:

CURIOUS Repeat after me:

I like to learn new things and try out new ideas.

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Superpower:

UNCONVENTIONAL Repeat after me:

I can do things in unexpected ways.

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- An assortment of ever yday objects - A piece of cardboard, cut into an UNCONVENTIONAL sh ape and covered in tin foil (this will be the head, use more pieces of cardboard for other body parts) - Glue (or an adult-ope rated glue gun) - Scissors

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TION: - Who is yo ur favorite character? something Is the that makes this characte re UNCONVE r NTIONAL? - Why did y ou choose these objec incoporate ts to into your ch aracter? - Is there so mething els e you’d like make from to everyday o bjects? - Have you ever seen a n object re-purpose d for anoth e r use? Wha where did y t was it, ou see it an d how was it used?

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Superpower:

PATIENT Repeat after me:

I know my best ideas take time.

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Superpower:

EXPRESSIVE Repeat after me:

I can share my feelings in different ways. E:

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SATIO - Whic N: h of yo ur crea did yo u ti learnin find yoursel ve superpow f g and ers using p w poem /song? erforming y hile our - Wha tI particu NSPIRED yo u to ch lar po em/so ng to oose this perfor - Wha m? t are y our fa words vor in you r poem ite lines or /song? - How were y ou abl EXPRE e SSIVE with y to be extra our po em/so ng?

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Superpower:

INTUITIVE Repeat after me:

I trust myself and what feels right to me. E:

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- Paper - A paper plate with a pencil poking through the middle of it or - A blindfold

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SATIO - Wha N: t was i t lookin like to g d make at your pap raw without er? Ho you fe el? w about your w What surp did it rised y ork? W intere o sting a bout y hat did you u find our wo rk? - Can you th ink of your li ano fe When when you w ther time in yo e to you u felt like y re INTUITIV ou E? rself to decide really listen e somet - Is the hing? d re som about e yourse thing you le a lf by d oing t rned his act ivity?

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Superpower:

PRESENT Repeat after me:

I pay attention to myself and my world. E:

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of importance e th e iz s a h of Emp sting details re te in e th noticing jects in their ordinary ob s. surrounding

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- A mobile de vice with a cam era or - A notebook and pencil

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Superpower:

INVENTIVE Repeat after me:

I come up with and use good ideas in all parts of my life. E:

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- An assortment of Q -tips, straws, cotton balls, toilet pa per rolls, chopsticks, toothpic ks, etc. - Scissors - Masking tape - Paint - Paint tray or pape r plate - Scratch paper (to ex periment with your materials and brushes) - Thick paper or pape r plate (for your creation)

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Superpower:

INSPIRED Repeat after me:

I get ideas from my everyday life and world.

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- Colored mask ing or painters tape - Scissors - An empty do or, wall, windo w, corner or table top in your ho use

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