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What do you get when you cross a frog with a strawberry? (Photo credit: IslesPunkFan)

Hang around children, dreamers, creatives and you get asked lots of questions and posed many scenarios.

  • What if you…
  • I wonder why…
  • What do you get when you cross…

Today’s post came out of the last – what do you get when you cross…”. 

Many jokes start with this line. Ideas can also be generated with this idea of cross pollination.

One of the reasons I enjoy working with children is their creative nature. They create something new by combining things in a different way. They use things in a way they were not originally intended.

When preparing for a recent preschool library session, I decided to use this question. Specifically I asked: What do you get when you cross a balloon and a shaker? Here’s the answer. I only wish I could have captured the uses the children created in using it.

 

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