Being Innovative – Like Steve Jobs


Steve Jobs will go down in history as one of the greatest innovators of all times and what a better tribute than to encourage your kids to be as creative and resourceful as possible. How do you do that? Well, try this — put a bunch of “stuff” on the table — like little boxes (cardboard jewelry size), colored paper, glue, stickers, gift wrap pieces, buttons, paper clips … ya’ know, stuff. Don’t give any directions but join in the fun and see what kind of collages each person can make. Have the kids look for more stuff — how about raiding the pantry and using dried spaghetti, cereal, uncooked peas … Be silly. Laugh and, whatever you do, DON’T be judgmental of each other. Anything is possible — that’s what Steve Jobs would say.

Here’s something else he said, that I lifted from a great website — ….

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”

~ Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

KIDFUN BY Sharla Feldscher, author of The KIDFUN Activity Book (HarperCollins on and

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