Sometimes we can all use a little inspiration, here are a few ideas on organising and presenting projects –
- A-Zs – create an alphabetic reference diving deep into any particular topic. Or use individual letters to focus the mind and broaden the horizons. Plumblepie loves learning about letters at the moment and this provides a great focus for strewing. See some examples of what we got up to when we spent some time learning about the letter P.
- Timelines – find out about the history of the universe, focus in on specific historical periods, the history of inventions or famous explorers, follow one individual’s timeline and find out what else was happening in the world at the same time.
- 6 Questions – focus your research and discover what, where, when, who, why and how, have a look at an example here.
- 5 senses – explore through the five senses, what could you look at, touch, listen to, smell and eat that would give you a real flavour of your topic!
- Create a quiz – devise an interesting quiz for someone else and learn loads in the process.
- Write a poem, or a book, or a blog-post – pick a medium to share the information you have discovered and whichever form you choose can lead your research in many different ways.
- Use first person narratives – put yourself in the shoes of those you are researching and gain new insights as you tell the story from their perspective.
- Produce a video, or a podcast – make these just for fun or share your creations with the world.
- Design a poster or a leaflet – informative, entertaining, beautiful, to share or not to share, so many possibilities.
- Create a mind map, or a flowchart, or some infographics – from the planning to the presentation stage there are so many design options to choose from.
- Try lapbooks, scrapbooks and notebooking – so many ways to present information in visually appealing ways, lots of cutting and sticking and folding, what’s not to love?
- Create a photographic display – choose a topic to investigate or design a random challenge to encourage exploration through the medium of photography.
- Collages – could be a one page version of a scrapbook or lapbook, or an artistic way to display those photographs, or perhaps you fancy creating a vision or dream board.
- Checklists – there are so many ’50 fun things..’ lists out there for inspiration, create your own ‘to-do’ lists with 10, 20, 50 or 100 cool things to try, collate 10 (or 100) facts about a subject you love, or have a look at these checklists for some more inspiration.
- Quilt journaling – break out the textiles and get creative.
We use the word project very loosely, whatever we love can be a project and we love pursuing our passions. Any of these ideas could be used in a more structured or relaxed context. We would love to hear how you have used any of the items in this list, or hear more of your ideas on how to organise and present projects.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.