I have a lot of materials in my home. I use a lot of purchased materials I also collect a lot of found items like juice cartons and paper towel holders. Divergent thinking is very new to me. The paperclip test was very interesting. I know that I need to encourage my children to be divergent thinkers. I have to work on this often. The talk about divergent thinking shows that some things I thought were good in school hurt children’s thinking. The divergent thinking messing around activity with the letters was actually fun and exciting. I just played with no expectations. I need to work on following children’s leads when they are playing with materials. There is more than one way to play with materials. I can work on just letting children play.