Imagination Is Valued in Kindergarten

On a recent rainy day in Kindergarten, we read the books, Beryl's Box by Lisa Taylor and Not a Box by Antoinette Portis.  We later gave groups of children boxes and asked them to brainstorm ideas of what they could make out of a box.  The children decided together which idea to use and spent several work periods adding to their creations. They extended the activity to writing and art where props were included and accessories were designed to enhance the end products.  Imagination and opportunity creates masterpieces!