"We must empower students to become creative thinkers, critical thinkers, and problem solvers—people who are continually learning and who can apply their new knowledge to complex, novel, open-ended challenges." - Educational Leadership, Summer 2008, Volume 65
Engage your grade 2 students in thinking skills practice with Critical and Creative Thinking Activities! 140+ pages of fun, imaginative activities motivate students as they practice thinking in multiple ways about a variety of curriculum and theme-based topics.
46 theme-based units make it easy to find activities that fit your core curriculum:
- Through the Year:
Back to School!, Rainy Weather, It's Snowing!, Sunshiny Days, Sick Day, Substitute Teacher, Boo!, Groundhog Day, Baskets and Bunnies, Mother's Day
Feathered Friends, Bugs, Bats, Turtles, Penguins, Mice, Squirrels, Alligators, Dinosaurs, Under the Seat
In the Kitchen, At the Library, At the Zoo, On a Walk, At the Dinner Table
- Fairy Tale Fun:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel
- Time to Eat:
Drink Up!, Cookies, Breakfast, Spaghetti Already!, Peanuts and Popcorn
- My Body:
My Hair, My Eyes, My Teeth, My Hands, My Feet
- In My World:
Friends, Balls, Windows and Doors, Our World, Balloons, Wheels, String, Forks and Spoons, Music, Sticks and Stones
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.