200 days of creativity exercising (free toolkit)

Want to significantly advance the creative skills of your students or pupils? These 200 creativity training exercises are motivating, energetic and seriously advance creative skills. The exercises are designed to use as teacher instructed activities in classes for about 5-15 minutes per day for 200 days. Each exercise include word-by-word instructions to be given to the students or pupils in class. I invented this toolkit in 2016 and the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship published it in 2017.

The exercises are designed for deliberate practice of some of the most important fundamental skills for creativity including fluency, flexibility, persuasion, originality, elaboration, visualising and imagination, problem understanding, identification of creativity and creative self-understanding.

Creativity Ludo, Creativity Memory and Creativity Pictionary (free toolkit)

These board and card games are highly engaging, fun and seriously advance your creative skills. Simply playing the games will make you more creative. The games are designed to use in class or with friends and family. They have the same characteristics as normal board and card games, however, they are designed to advance creative skills. I invented this toolkit in 2017 and it was published by the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship in 2018.

  • One game is designed on a race-to-win platform, where each idea produced count as a move forward with the game piece on the board.
  • A second game is designed on a “mix and match” platform, where sets of new ideas based on combinations of existing products give points.
  • The final game is designed on a draw-and-guess platform, where each drawing is sure to become highly original because the start of the drawing is made by the opposing team.

Person Analogy stimuli cards to search for ideas across domains and industries (free toolkit)

Need a systematic approach for combining knowledge in new ways across disciplines, domains, industries and professions? These person analogy stimuli cards will help you make those interesting connections that may lead to novel valuable new ideas. These cards provide easy and effective cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes that intends to search across knowledge areas for new ideas and solutions. Each card provides four unique person analogies. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Random word and picture stimuli cards for creative processes (free toolkit)

This simple and powerfull toolkit helps you produce far more ideas and more interesting ideas on command. It is one of the simplest tools to use during a creative process. Ideally it is a natural part of the ideation / idea production phase of a creative process. Random word and picture stimuli cards provide highly effective cognitive stimulation and are intended for creative processes where the need for a lot of ideas is evident. Each card provides four unique random word or picture cognitive stimuli. They are designed ready to print on a duplex printer. I invented this toolkit in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

Step-by-step creative process toolkit (free toolkit)

Do you already have some experience running simple creative processes – and want to become better at it? This toolkit provides you with every single step for facilitating a group/team through a highly productive creative process. It even includes a word-by-word instruction for every workshop activity throughout the process. I co-authored this toolkit with Søren Hansen and Kreativitetslaboratoriet.

All the red pages are 3D case activities that will help the participants become far more motivated, concentrated and confidence during the process. Be aware that this toolkit have several alternative starting steps to choose between. As these are all listed in the beginning of the material you will need to scroll a bit down before you get to the other steps in the process.

This creative process toolkit will help you gain professional experience and confidence on how to run advanced creative processes. It may also be used as a “mix and match step catalogue” from which to design your own creative process.

I recommend you to read The Creative Platform in schools, Enhancing creativity for individuals, groups and organizations or 24-48 hours creativity camps in order to better make use of this toolkit.