Introducing Creativity Catapult! - Bay Area Discovery Museum

Introducing Creativity Catapult!

Introducing Creativity Catapult!

You may have noticed we have a whole new website. Actually, we have a few. A new home for our research division, the Center for Childhood Creativity, our preschool, The Discovery School, and, our newest asset, Creativity Catapult, a research-backed, expert-curated collection of activities that promote creativity skills in children 2-14.

Developed by BADM with its CCC, Creativity Catapult is an online collection of activities to promote children’s creativity development. Curated by experts with contributions from esteemed education institutions from around the globe, Creativity Catapult is intended for practitioners charged with raising a generation of future innovators – parents, teachers and informal educators – as well as kids themselves.

Activities can be filtered by age, topic, number of participants, level of complexity, duration of time and skill. The collection represents a broad range of interests and skill levels with topics ranging from cooking to coding.

Creativity is a fundamental skill in today’s rapidly changing world and we know creativity can be cultivated. In its research brief, Inspiring a Generation to Create: Critical Components of Creativity in Children, the Center for Childhood Creativity establishes a framework for building creativity in children: “7 Components of Creativity”  (imagination & originality, flexibility, decision making, communication & self-expression, collaboration, motivation, and action & movement). Activities in Creativity Catapult are research-backed, with each linking to one or more of the components.

Creativity Catapult will continue to expand, with new activities being added all the time. Have one in mind? You can submit one here.

Creativity Catapult is made possible thanks to generous charitable support from The Walt Disney Company.

 


About the Contributor
Jennifer Moncayo-Hida was formerly the Senior Communications Manager at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.