9 creativity principles by inspiring movies on kids’ imagination

1. Dare to dream
The essay: a 10 year old girl recites her essay on the future to her teacher.

2. Start to realize your dream
A 9 year old boy who built an elaborate cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store is about to have the best day of his life.

3. Use existing resources
Dennis from Uganda shows how to re-use (or recycle) a plastic drinks bottle and make it into a toy car. All of the materials needed are recycled.

4. Put more passion in your idea or business.
I’m Yours on Ukulele

5. Be Entrepreneurial
Kid finds a new way to use Miele’s spacious dishwasher (commercial)

6. Keep exploring the world.
Time lapse of Charles-Edward, my 9 month old son, playing with his toys and creating chaos in the dinning room.

7. Never give up.
This film is based on a true story. In 1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called “Koh Panyee”. It’s a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them. They challenged the norm and have become a great inspiration for new generations on the island.

8. Creativity is making new combinations. Train it.
Six Year Old kid Solves Rubiks Cube in 37 Seconds.

9. Teach the adults
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Marc Heleven