This is a fab activity. Basically you pick one word or a central theme and then start brainstorming around it to form a web of ideas.You can use pictures and words or a combination of the two and just ‘roll with it’ really. The older you get , the more complex they can become but with little ones it can be as basic as words to do with winter or words to do with school. Today’s mind mapping came about by accident really. One minute we were sticking coloured stars onto brown paper to make Christmas wrapping paper for daddy, the next my daughter was annotating her ideas down next to the stars. It came from her really and just spiraled from there. A great ‘slowie’ I’d say AND a fascinating insight into how little minds work! We’ll definitely be doing this one again!!