Below you will find other blogs about this lesson from years past. It is always fun to recycle a lesson that is successful. Why should we use mixed media? It helps kids think not only outside the box but as if their was no box at all.
Thinking outside the box (also thinking out of the box or thinking beyond the box and, especially in Australia, thinking outside the square) is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking.
To think inside the box. is to think in a traditional fashion, bound by old, nonfunctional, or limiting structures, rules, or practices. (As if thinking or creativity were confined or limited by a figurative box. Compare this with think outside the box.)
Where are you with your box? How creative can you get?
We have blogged on these before: