I actually started the lesson with an incomplete sentence: "Being Creative means...." and listened to some very wonderful ideas. I have to interject that this particular fifth grade class was fortunate to have periodic art instruction (by me) all through Kindergarten, first, and second grade. I was really tickled and blown away by their responses (see the charted responses below). Best of all, some of their ideas were a perfect segue into the Zentangles Hearts lesson.
It was time to hand out paper and let them begin. Suddenly, you could hear a pin drop. There was no sound at all for the longest time.
This was a wonderfully relaxing day! The entire lesson/activity took just under two hours, and everybody did a great job!