Your team is given an answer and must come up with as many questions as possible that fit the answer.
Answer = Blue
“What color is the sky?”
“What colors is the ocean?”
“What color do your lips turn when you are cold?”
“What color does your blood look in your veins?
Join together in teams of 3-4 students for this activity.
- The teacher will read one answer out loud.
- The team will write down as many answers to that question as they can think of. The goal is to write as many questions as possible. There are no right or wrong ideas. (3 minutes)
- The teacher will ask each team how many questions they were able to write down.
- Share your 2 favorite answers with the rest of the class.
Teachers, here are some answers to provide. Feel free to add your own or to let the class suggest additional words.
Your team will be able to use the following items to complete this challenge.
- Paper and pencil to write your questions.
Here are some questions that you can ask your students after the activity.
- As you repeated this challenge, did it get easier or harder to come up with questions? Why?
- Which “answer” did you think was the hardest to come up with questions for?
- What kind of things did your team do to go faster as the game progressed?
- What does it feel like knowing that there are no wrong answers in this activity?
This exercise touches on these learning concepts:
- Brainstorm – The goal is to provide as many answers as possible, not to worry about providing “good” answers. This kind of thinking gets to solutions that might not seem very obvious at first.
- Examine the Rules – Encourage your students to discover what is NOT stated in the rules. For example, did any teams go faster by having more than one person writing down answers?
This post is also available in: Kreyòl (Haitian Creole)