In order to retrieve her ball, we must go through the steps of creative problem solving.
1.) Brainstorm - In a group, students will think of as many ideas as possible. Accept any idea given, even if it seems silly. Sometimes bad ideas have a way of sparking good ones from a team member.
2.) Evaluate - Is this a good idea or not? Students must decide if it will work, is easy or possible to do, costs money, or if it is safe.
3.) Decide - Which idea is the best way for Honey Bear to get her ball back? Looking at the criteria, the group decides on which strategy to use.
4.) Act - The group will put on a skit showing Honey getting her ball.
I have two packets that present problems for practice in creative problem solving.