Activities: Try This

Now it’s time for you to flex your creative muscles!

Here are some creative practice ideas. Try out different forms of expression, have fun & be playful! Here you’ll find activities covering a range of art forms.


What Does Creativity Mean to You?

  • Take a few minutes to think and write about being creative. Author Stephanie Dowrick believes in everyday creativity and she recommends journal writing as a wonderful and rewarding creative practice:

Creativity may be expressed through great works of art. But it can also be a way of living that is open, spirited, engaged, eager, curious and uplifting.” (Creative Journal Writing, 2007).

  • Make a Creativity Collage. Collect words and images that speak to you of creativity. Assemble your collage on a large sheet of cardboard so you can display it for daily inspiration. Here are some resources to inspire you:

Creative Paper Collages (and much more!) – Heather Matthew

Gathering Your Collage Supplies – Shelley Klammer

  • Make a Mind Map. Mind Maps are fun to create and helpful when you want to explore a topic in depth. They are also a great way to express your creativity! Start with the word “creativity” and see where it leads you. Don’t censor your ideas, be open and let them flow! Here are some resources to inspire you:

How to Mind Map

How to Create a Mind Map – RMIT Learning Lab

How to Make a Mind Map, by Paul Chernyak – WikiHow

  • Visit the Start Here page for more ideas and quotes about Creativity

What Does Well-being Mean to You?

  • You could repeat all the activities listed above using “Well-being” as your starting point 
  • There are possibly as many ways to define well-being as there are definitions of creativity. Here are a few quotes about well-being to get you started:

Happiness is the first principle of life. Happiness basically means well-being. It is always good and always a choice… We need to make the choice to be happy in a particular situation, just as it is, and at a given moment. ~ Alexandra Stoddard

Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.       ~ Martin Seligman

Wellness is the complete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.     ~ Greg Anderson

Try some of these activities:

JOURNALING PAINTING & DRAWING  * PHOTOGRAPHY * POETRY 

* CRAFT  * STORYTELLING   *  VISION BOARDS    * BOOKMAKING 

* COLLECTION BOXES  *  COLLAGE