Inspired by the concept of the existing "Wreck this Journal", a 'Create YOUR Journal' is a creative twist on this fun concept. The idea is to have a pre-fabricated journal vaguely direct you to do something different and record it each day.
When I discovered these journals, I was in absolute Awe. I thought this concept was such a fun idea, and even though I wasn't someone who kept a journal, it was enticing enough to make me want to start one, but only if it was a 'wreck this journal'.
The idea is simple, the journal is pre-made with daily instructions as to how one should vaguely go about filling the page. To twist on this concept for our challenge would be to redefine a 'Wreck This Journal' and cater it to enhance and expand on creativity, making it a 'Create YOUR Journal' instead! Ideas such as "cover this page with your favorite materials to draw a picture" or "using objects found in nature create a few structures, then take a picture of them and glue your pictures to this page".
This 'Create YOUR Journal' has the potential to teach a number of creative lessons, such as:
- Brainstorming ideas
- Thinking outside the box
- Idea sharing
- Directed creativity
- Self expression
- Diverse thinking
- Problem solving
The best part of this journal would be the sharing process. It would empower children to share creative ideas without fear because there is no pressure behind the works created. It is essentially individuals expressing their ideas and seeing how others expressed the same idea in a different manner, while at the same time working the creative part of your brain on a regular basis in a very fun way!
The repetition of creative activity and teaching the perspective of sharing ideas for constructive fun, and without fear, are the main creative confidence boosters behind this idea.