Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1981

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Doris E. Jakubek

Second Committee Member

Joe Schomer

Third Committee Member

Darwin Goodey


A study has been made to select arts activities that will help enhance creativity. All children possess some amount of creative ability. Children, if encouraged, can develop this potential; if they are discouraged they tend to draw inward and thus their creativity is stifled. Ways for teachers to help increase and encourage creativity are discussed. Activities in the areas of art, music, and drama are presented in the project portion of this paper and will be used as a handbook for elementary teachers.