Lateral thinking is an underrated skill in school curriculum. Teachers also rarely promote Out of the box thinking due to various curriculum constraints such as syllabus completion.

A good brainstorming session can enable students to come up with innovative ideas and helps to grow their imagination power.

Seen above is a small lateral thinking activity “Experimenting with shadows”, conducted as part of a classroom activity while teaching the poem “Shadows”. Students were asked to create drawings with shadows and explore different ideas. This allows the kids to think and get creative and develop lateral thinking long with understanding the poem better.

In the above picture, the student try to form a shadow of glasses with wire and then drew the face with arrogant expression.

Student name- Manish, class 5
Teacher Name and subject – Farzana/English

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