The present study explored the interrelationships among selected measures of creativity, intelligence, and risk taking in a sample of fifth-grade children. Significant relationships were obtained for boys between number of associates generated to creativity tasks administered under game-like conditions and preferred level of risk taking on a shuffleboard task. An IQ index, unrelated to creative ability, showed a marginal association with risk taking. Interpretation of the creativity-risk taking relationship stressed the importance of self-confidence as a mediating link. Consistent with that interpretation, the foregoing relationship was not found in high defensive boys but was significant and quite substantial in low defensive boys.