Creativity Catapult is a research-backed, expert-curated collection of activities that promote creativity skills in children ages 2-14
Sausalito, CA – The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), with its research division the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), launched 26 new activities for kids on CreativityCatapult.org – an online collection of free activities to promote creativity development in children ages 2 to 14. The free resource now includes 80 activities that can be filtered by age, topic, number of participants, level of difficulty, duration of time, and skill.
Of the 26 new activities, two were developed by New York Hall of Science and 24 originate from BADM and CCC.
Appropriate for home, school, library, camp, and other learning environments, Creativity Catapult activities help kids develop creative problem solving skills through topics like science, visual arts, making and tinkering, sports, technology, and language. Activities include everything from developing a new version of the game tag to inventing a machine that draws on paper as it moves.
In addition to New York Hall of Science, other esteemed education institutions such as Destination Imagination; DreamYard; Inner-City Arts; Playworks; and KaBOOM! have contributed activities to Creativity Catapult.
Activities in Creativity Catapult are research-backed, with each linking to one or more of the CCC’s “7 Components of Creativity” (imagination and originality, flexibility, decision making, communication and self-expression, collaboration, motivation, and action and movement) established in Inspiring a Generation to Create (Center for Childhood Creativity, 2015).
Creativity Catapult will continue to expand, with new activities being added all the time. The website also provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to submit an activity for consideration.
Creativity Catapult is made possible thanks to generous charitable support from The Walt Disney Company.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children’s museum in Sausalito that applies the latest research to develop early learning experiences that inspire and build creative problem solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the museum provides STEM-focused, inquiry-driven experiences that develop creativity and conceptual thinking, critical components of problem solving. BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org
About the Center for Childhood Creativity
The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) is the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s research division established in 2011 to bridge the gap between academic research in the fields of neuroscience, education, psychology, and creativity studies with the practitioners charged with raising a generation of future innovators. The CCC works at a national scale to advance our understanding of creativity development and advocate for its critical importance. Learn more at CenterforChildhoodCreativity.org.