Have you heard about Origin Energy’s amazing littleBigIdeas competition? We all know kids are just bubbling with brilliant ideas – they have a very special way of looking at the world. To them, anything is possible. Thanks to Origin Energy, that creative thinking and enthusiasm is being recognised with their littleBigIdeas competition. Kids in grades three to eight are invited to come up with a big (or little) idea and they could win the trip of a lifetime to the USA where they will visit the Cape Kennedy Space Centre, Epcot Theme Park at Walt Disney World Florida, the Orlando Science Centre and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Incredible, right? Scroll to the end of this post for more info or head over to the littleBigIdeas website right now. Be quick though – entries close NEXT FRIDAY September 5. Hop to it!
When I mentioned the Little Big Ideas competition to Little Guy, he was SO keen to enter. However he is a smidge younger than the entry age, so I thought I’d set him a little challenge at home with our rainbow stacking toy – try and come up with a new way to play with it each day for a week. I was happily surprised by how much he got into it. This pic above was his “picture” of a sunrise (the red and orange arcs) over the waves (the blue arcs) with a surfer (the indigo arcs).
There were imaginative scenes and small worlds, made up games and story telling.
Other toys were brought into the mix and the more he played the more ideas seemed to pour out of him.
This happy face made me smile!
Eventually his ideas turned to some gross motor fun including a miniature golf course down our hallway (with a cricket bat for a golf club, naturally).
Then our rainbow became an obstacle course.
Little Guy is really excited with learning sight words, and so he spent an afternoon forming words.
Do you have an inventive thinker in your home? Then get those creative ideas flowing and enter the Little Big Ideas competition. There are no limits on how little or big your idea is. It could be a new invention, a smart way to save energy or a clever idea that helps people or makes their lives easier. Describe your littleBIGidea in 200 words or less. If you want, you can also create a 1 minute video or drawing to help get your idea across.
What a fabulous way to get kids excited about being creative and thinking outside the box. Remember, entries close on September 5, 2o14 so head on over to the LittleBigIdeas website right now. Good Luck!