When kids start a new project, assignment or anything else that involves their imagination, it is often helpful to have some kind of tool or aide to get their creative track going. There are so many things that can spark a great idea. From videos, to audio, to everyday objects, kids are often inspired by everyday things. Here are 5 tools that you can use to jumpstart their imagination!
Fodey.com – This fun site allows you to choose from objects like talking squirrels, flowers and cats and much more. You can then make an animation that delivers whatever you type into the screen. Although this tool is very simple, younger kids will enjoy the quickness at which they can create something. You can even download the images you create and share them with your friends.
Talking Pets – On this site, kids can choose from different pets and have them speak messages that they have written. The pet narrations are great for animal themed stories or projects and can also help inspire children learn more about pets and animals and get a different perspective on storytelling from the view of an animal.
Fiddle-A-Friend – Monster.com helps bring together music and fun. On this site, you can have a beaver who plays the fiddle deliver your very own message. You can choose from music styles like Euro Pop, Country and Hip Hop. You can then write your own lyrics to a song and have the Beaver sing it! You can also upload pictures and email it to friends to share your silly creation.
Grabbabeast – This site gives kids the chance to build their very own beasts! This is a fun generator that will really let them use their imagination and create a true original. Teachers and parents can use this tool to get kids thinking creatively. They can use their beasts as characters, creating names, stories, places and other characteristics that could be attributes that would work well in their own stories, or just create one for fun!
The Underland Chronicles Creature Creator – This site starts you off with many different options that let you create your own creation to add to the Underland population. You can choose how your creature will get around, what it looks like, with details like arms, eyes and colors. You can then name it and select options that describe the creature. Once you are done, you have your very own story and character that you can print and share with your friends.
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