Students will understand the importance of play and how it helps to develop ideas and expand creativity. It will allow them to see things differently without worrying about constraints, guidelines, and rules so that ideas can flow freely.
Did you know that penicillin was created by accident? Medical researcher, Alexander Fleming, found a way to create unique paintings by growing different forms of bacteria in the outline of images using petri dishes as his canvas.
Playing can help to pass time and build relationships with others. Think about times when you play with others, such as in sports, clubs, or just in your spare time at home. These activities help to develop opportunity, creativity, thought processes, and challenges.
Alexander Calder was a sculpture artist that found play in his work through performing with his small sculpture circus that he would carry around in a suitcase. He would sit on the floor, much like a child, and show off his moveable structures in small performances for friends.