If you are anything like me, you sometimes have trouble coming up with the next great "Teen Program Idea". Some days it feels as though all my creativity is gone and I can think of nothing more imaginative that pulling out the Wii or turning on a movie for my teens. (While there is nothing wrong with the occasional arcade or movie day I don't think they make a very good foundation for teen programming simply because they do not require that teens use their own imagination.)
What do I do to find inspiration when I'm completely brain dead?
I go window "shopping"!
I've found that Etsy & Pinterest are some of the best resources out there for getting your own creative juices flowing. Clicking through Etsy stores and items often inspires me to adapt a craft or project for my own purposes. Same with Pinterest - I even have a board 'Teen Program Ideas' where I gather ideas for future teen events.
So if you are having an off day and need program inspiration A.S.A.P. those are two places I totally recommend.
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