Creative Imagination

I strongly believe in nurturing a child’s creative imagination as life is full of magical wonders to explore!

Meditation exercise:

  • Tarot is greatly misunderstood and mostly associated with divination, but its true purpose moves far beyond the realm of fortune telling; it is a powerful tool that can be used for personal development, gaining wisdom and understanding, and raising our state of consciousness.
  • The following exercises require a Tarot deck and will stimulate a student’s creativity and imagination (I recommend the Happy Tarot by Serena Ficca).

Observation:

  • During the first couple of sessions draw three cards and ask the students to spend a couple of minutes looking at the cards (2 to 4 minutes).
  • They can then take turns simply describing what they see in each card (the colours, the characters, the environment, etc.).
  • Some students may be shy or intimidated at first and may only say a word or two, or nothing at all, but this is perfectly fine; it might seem that they are sitting quietly, but lots is processing within.
  • Once the students become comfortable describing the three images, you can proceed and remain with the next exercise for future sessions.

Contemplation:

  • As with the previous exercise, you draw three cards and ask the students to spend a couple of minutes looking at the cards (2 to 4 minutes).
  • They can then take turns guessing the answers to the following questions for each card, or any other questions that may come to mind: Who is the character? What is the character thinking? Doing? Where is the character? Etc.
  • It is very important to clarify to the students that there are no right or wrong answers.
  • Once the students become comfortable guessing the answers to these questions, or any other questions, you can proceed and remain with the final exercise for all future sessions.

Storytelling:

  • As with the previous exercises, you draw three cards and ask the students to spend a couple of minutes looking at the cards (2 to 4 minutes).
  • They can then take turns being creative and coming up with a story using the elements in all three cards.
  • Always remember, the purpose of this exercise is to have fun and help the students develop and maintain their creativity and imagination.
  • Students may also use this exercise for any creative writing project.