Thinking Skills

Thinking Skills

Thinking skills have now become explicit in the curriculum and schools are striving to create a culture of learners who learn meaningfully, think flexibly and make reasoned judgments – we need to help them get there!

These games particularly highlight and help develop the skills identified by Bloom’s taxonomy: sequencing and sorting, classifying, comparing, making predictions, relating cause and effect, drawing conclusions, generating new ideas, problem solving, testing solutions, making decisions and so on.

Get into the habit of highlighting thinking skills with students.

1, 2, 3, Buzz!

Count around a circle replacing certain numbers with the word "buzz".

Sit, Lie, Stand

A fun improvisation exercise, and possibly even more fun to watch!

Traffic Lights

An exercise to focus minds ready for a drama workshop.

Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.