This activity works with the Inspired Minds postcards, magnets, or hand-off notes and is a way of inspiring creative thinking as well as promoting social-emotional learning in the classroom. Have a station in the classroom set up with a box or jar of the cards. As a time filler or for an activity if students finish early on a project, they could head to the Think-Pair-Share station. At this station, each student draws one card from the jar. Using that title, they complete a think-pair-share sheet. On the provided downloadable sheet (see below), students may write how this affirmation relates to them or makes them feel. They could also write a poem or draw a picture that represents how it relates to them.
When another student enters the station, students pick a friend to share their creation with.