Here are two short YouTube links of young children engaged in play with open-ended materials that reveals a way of engaging children in contemplative exploration, creative thinking and imaginative story telling. I have also used the videos as a creative observational tool with parents, pre-service and in-service teachers.
Cultivating Creativity in Young Children
13:15 5/26/15 https://youtu.be/iTFNumCCAwk
Teaching Young Children: Silent Solo Play with Open-ended Materials
14:58 9/6/14 http://youtu.be/HZk2UGVt9zo