I think my compadre over at “Not Just Child’s Play” and I are having some kind of mind meld because she posted about S.C.A.M.P.E.R. as I was already in the throes of preparing this post! I love her ideas for Back to School scampering, and actually had a similar idea that I included in my own Back to School Packet.
A quick recap of S.C.A.M.P.E.R.: S.C.A.M.P.E.R. is an acronym used to help one remember some great tools for creative thinking. “Substitute” is the first tool, followed by “Combine”, “Adapt”, “Modify”, “Put to Another Use”, “Eliminate”, and “Rearrange.”
I have developed a few S.C.A.M.P.E.R. products over the years, and my students love it when I pass out the activity pages. There are always several students that wow me with their unique responses. You can see some of my previous S.C.A.M.P.E.R. posts with student examples here.
I recently added a S.C.A.M.P.E.R. Through the Seasons packet to my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. The cost is $8, and includes 7 pages for each of the 4 seasons, plus Back to School – so 35 pages total. (If you have previously purchased the Summer, Spring, or Winter Holidays packet, then I would recommend buying the Back to School and Autumn packets separately.)
I went a little wild this weekend, and decided it would be fun to create a Superhero packet as well. The Superhero packet is going to be free until this Thursday, August 15th. You can download it here. I have included a sample below. I used the Superhero Comic Book Maker app ($2.99) by Duck Duck Moose to create the graphics.
These activities are great at a center, as rewards, as challenges for students who have completed other work, and as warm-up activities. It’s always fun to see the final results!