It’s been a while since I’ve made something massive, from scratch, for the kids. I used to make all sorts of things: I once changed a ‘Guess Who’ board to a maths game by swapping out the faces and adding in numbers. You know, to practice things like factors, odd numbers, multiples etc. I also made a card game to help children learn to tell the time. Last year, I created some dinosaur bones and buried them for us to ‘find’ in the school garden. I like to think I can be quite creative.
Recently, though, I’ve found it difficult to come up with new ideas. I’m not sure why. Maybe I spent all my good ideas too quickly early on, or maybe I’ve been that focused on other things (SATs, assessments, riding my bike…) that I’ve not put any time into thinking up new ideas.
That changed last week though, when I was struck by something obvious.