Creative Warm-Ups: Unpacked
What inspires you? As an athlete, do you ever watch a professional game that makes you want to practice and be a better player?
What excites you? As a consumer, do you ever see a new product on the market that you can’t wait to get your hands on?
What makes you think? As a student, what classes or topics stay with you throughout the day and you can’t stop thinking about them?
This is the purpose of creative warm-ups: to inspire, excite, think.
How do we do that? 5 minute creative warm-ups should be demonstrations involving the arts that bring the class together for the purpose of creativity. Each student will complete a creative warm-up at some point during the course. Your warm-up can be interactive or demonstrative in nature. Some examples of past creative warm-ups are:
- physical warm-up involving mind/body connection
- mental warm-up using brain teasers
- explanation of a new app/technology
- current event review of a show/performance/artwork
- video of art-making
- student performance
If you are stumped with your creative warm-up, we’re here to help! Please talk to your teachers a few days in advance and we can develop a unique warm-up for you to present.
Stuck? You can check out these inspirational websites for ideas: