We come to it at last, the grand finale to the Innovation Nation challenge! By now your country should be taking shape nicely, with its own geography, language, wildlife and national dish. If you are just joining us, check out the whole series here. For the rest of you, it is now time to complete your nation by creating your very own national sport.
Welcome to Part 3 of the challenge where we have a double-whammy of activities for you today. You already have your nations, name, flag, map and language – now it’s time to invent a memorable national dish and discover what wildlife frolics freely in and around your country’s borders. If you’ve fallen a bit behind, no need to worry, take a look at Exercise 1: Geography or Exercise 2: Languages
So we move on to part two of the challenge. You’ve already created a name, flag and map for your country, and now it is time to ignite your innovation by making your very own language. The memory boosting skills of word and image association are the name of the game in this activity.If you missed part one, click here for Exercise 1: Geography
Brain boosting activities for your children
Here in the UK it’s the half term holiday, and if you’re a schoolchild this means a week of fun, freedom, and hopefully, some family time. So here at ThinkBuzan we’ve come up with some holiday tips to keep your kids occupied, thinking big and getting their imaginations flowing. By the end of the week they will have built up a Mind Map of their very own country; including its geography, food, wildlife, national sport and very own language.
Ever heard of the expression ‘a man’s home is his castle’? Well with the Innovation Nation Challenge, ‘a child’s home is their country’. Through using imagination and creativity this week, you and your children will be transforming your house into your very own “Utopia” through five Mind Mapping activities.
Engaging the children
This August, ThinkBuzan hosted a Mind Mapping competition for under 16’s in the hope of tearing the children away from the computer console and steering them toward something more productive and beneficial to their brains.
One young Mind Mapper in particular really grabbed our attention after emailing us for tips on how to improve his Mind Maps to better his chances of winning the coveted iPod Touch with iMindMap Mobile Pro. His eagerness to learn and his drastic development impressed us so much; we just had to find out more!
We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Summer Holiday Mind Mapping Competition is Rodrigo Ruben Valenzuela Domingez, who created a Mind Map called ‘To be Happy’.
The ThinkBuzan team would like to offer a big ‘Congratulations!’ to Rodrigo, who will be the proud owner of a brand spanking new iPod Touch which is fully equipped with the iMindMap Mobile Pro app so that he can continue his Mind Mapping adventures and storytelling!