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Where do you get your ideas from?

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  • #2959

    laura
    Keymaster

    Is it the way kids behave that sparks your imagination, are you a big kid at heart, or is there something else that creates the magic?

    #4156

    camikazi
    Participant

    Sometimes my ideas come from word play.

    I’m working on a PB about making new friends that came from thinking about how funny the word Gnu was.

    On another occasion, the nonsense word Catinango sort of popped into my head. That turned into Cat n’ Angus, an idea for a PB about a 3-legged mutt and a lost kitten from a family of show cats.

    #4157

    pamela
    Participant

    Listening and observing my daycare kids. Watching them play and asking them questions. One day, a child made a snake with playdoh and had a suitcase on his back. With that I made up a poem about a snake going on a trip across the other side of a field.

    #4158

    gaildear
    Participant

    From my family mainly. Always Eat Your Flies came from the fact that when I married a few years ago, my husband was not a very good housekeeper. Cleveland, the Dirty Bird came from a family situation and seeing a group of geese flying over which had only one bird on one of the sides. Of course, he must be dirty and stinky for no one to be on his side.

    #4159

    gaildear
    Participant

    Pam–I love your snake idea. It sounds so cute!!!

    #4160

    pamela
    Participant

    Yeah, the funny thing is, I’m terrified of snakes!
    Good observation with the geese!

    #4161

    gaildear
    Participant

    Oh, me too. I had a 5th grader to bring one to school in his backpack once. It escaped and caused quite an entertaining afternoon.

    #4162

    pamela
    Participant

    I would have passed out!

    #4163

    gaildear
    Participant

    Grabbed an empty garbage can and sat it over the top of the snake. He was contained at least. Then I called the custodian!

    #4164

    pamela
    Participant

    Oh, the horror of it all! Ha!

    #4165

    Tiffany Metzger
    Participant

    I am inspired by my family, mostly. I’m the oldest of 6 kids, of there are always plenty of adventures flying around the house.

    Lots of times my ideas will spark from a sentence that someone says. Something about it will peak my curiosity and and then my brain will run away with it…

    Also, I think I’m just a big kid at heart. 🙂

    @gaildear Oh my gosh! I would have totally freaked out (on the inside at least) I hate snakes!

    #4166

    cherizette
    Participant

    I’m a big kid at heart. In addition my kids say the darnest things like all kids do.

    #4167

    gaildear
    Participant

    Snakes are not my favorite Tiffany. I hate them and spiders. I am the oldest of 7 so you are correct..family is a great place to get ideas.

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