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Be Creative! Fun Play Break Activities

Free exercises, projects, coloring pages and more to inspire creative thinking, imagination, and play!

By Chris Dunmire | Updated 9/6/15

Up for some easy creative fun? These activities are meant to be small and easy-going to maximize your enjoyment and creative learning experience. (Think of them as snacks for a creativity break!)

Feel free to improvise on any of these projects. Where approrpriate, materials and tools are suggested. Additional projects can be found at the Creativity Portal Playground.


Brickstorming Your Legacy Brick
Brainstormingly fun creative writing activity! What message can you craft into 3 lines with 14 characters each? Pictures and printable template included.

Tree-mendous Memory! Game

Creative Art & Crafts Fun

Tree-mendous Memory! Brain Games
Free printable brain-stimulating game for all ages! This creative twist on the classic memory card game makes you pick matching pairs of 'leaf' cards placed randomly in the branches of the tree.

Gum Wrapper Origami
Want to learn how to fold a shirt and pants set with your colorful Bazooka gum wrappers? Here's instructions how that can also use to fold a $1 dollar bill into a nifty dress shirt!

Bazooka® Gum Wrapper Origami: Fold a Shirt & PantsPopcorn Art: Fluffy Imagination Starch-Gazing
Popcorn is not just for the movies and stringing around your Christmas tree anymore. Use your cloud-gazing and imagination skills to create colorful works of art on ordinary popped popcorn.


Fun with Type and Writing

Brickstorming Your Legacy Brick
What would you write on your legacy brick in 3 lines with 14 characters each?

TypARTgraphy: Artistic Compositions with Type and Fonts
What? Artistic compositions with type? Learn how by using only the characters (letters, numbers, symbols) in a family of fonts, you can create some fontastic art.

Craft Autumn Greeting Card Poetry & Quotes
You get to download and print the blank autumn cards (with fall art on the fronts) and write the cover and inside message with poetry or quotes. Inspiring fun fall time creative writing.

Word Type: Design Meaning with Words
An experiment in nonverbal meaning. Design a word or headline to look like its real or opposite meaning.

Design a Word Search Puzzle
Remember how fun it was to find hidden words in a mess of letters? Well, now you can create your own word search or crossword puzzles.

Write the Story: Stick Figure Creativity
Can a picture really be worth 1,000 words? Test your creative writing imagination by writing what you see in these stick figure drawings. Share your creative stories in a group!

Writing & Blogging Prompts: Start Your Stories!
Are you itching to write about something for your journal or blog, but need a little help with a topic idea? Try using these writing prompt topics and words.

Nit Wits Tee Time © Chris Dunmire

Coloring Pages

Winter Snowman: Free-ze Your Creativity
Your creativity isn't frozen in time! Get our your crayons and have some childlike coloring fun!

Fall Turkey: Feathered Fun
A coloring page you're sure to gobble up!

Nit Wits PUNKin: Rebellious Gourds & Pumpkins
These Nit Wits coloring pages with Punky Pumpkins won't bore you out of your gourd!

Nit Wits Tee Time: Coloring Beyond the Greens
This Nit Wits coloring page promises a creative 'hole in one!' Don't worry about staying in the lines, that's par for the course!

Nit Wits Purrassic Park: Dinosaur Dyno-mite!
This Nit Wits coloring page will sharpen your 'extincts!' Prove to yourself that your creativity didn't go 'the way of the dinosaurs!'

Nit Wits Mirror Image: An Odd Reflection
This Nit Wits coloring page will help you to 'reflect' on how much you enjoy being creative!