Paul Torrance, the "father of creativity" identified a
framework for defining creativity (Torrance, 1976). There are four areas of creativity that we will be focusing on this year: fluency, flexibility, elaboration, and originality.
Fluency is the the number of ideas one can produce relating to a given situation or topic. This Creativity Critter (developed by Angela Hartle, see Teachers Pay Teachers) wants MORE ! MORE! More! That's why he has so many eyeballs and there are so many numbers in his thought bubble. He is always asking, "How Many Ideas can I think of?" An example of a fluency question might be "How many things can you think of to do with a spoon, besides eating with it?"