Today I want to share something I think of as a great creativity sparker. That may not be a word, but it is now :) This idea starts with something called a journal jar. A journal jar is a jar (duh!), such as a mason jar, in which you put strips of paper with a different topics. In the Journal Jar, you can write things like, “Went to the zoo, 00/00/00″, “Fourth of July”, etc., using them to spark memories in free writing biography form.
Writers can create an idea jar. Start with slips of paper, add random topics, pull a topic and start writing. The idea is to free write and not over-think the thing. This is a creative exercise meant to spark your creativity.
If you try this, let me know how it works for you. I think this idea would work for children who can write as well. Might as well train them in creative writing, especially during those long summer days of “I’m bored!” Enjoy :)