Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Today’s activity, Object Metaphor, invites students to make comparisons between a random object and another topic. How are you like a potato masher? Whether silly or serious, students will practice flexible and metaphorical thinking while making comparisons. Flexible thinking – being open-minded and adaptive to different ways of learning – is an executive function skill essential for school and life. Metaphorical thinking is a higher order thinking skill. This seemingly simple activity allows students to practice important life-long learning skills. Object Metaphor is recommended for students in second grade and up. As always, the directions for the activity are shared in two ways – for caregivers/teachers and for kids who can read so they can do the activity independently. Have fun, and feel free to share what you do with us.
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