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Back to School Creative Thinking Activities


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This Blooms/Gardner’s grid and 42 tasks cards are designed to be used as individual lessons, literacy rotation tasks or fast finishing activities.

The Back to School Creative Thinking Matrix for Years 3- 6 has been created to encourage creative and critical thinking. We have included each activity on the grid as task cards too in order to assist you in using these activities in various ways within your classroom.

• Blooms/Gardners Matrix
• 42 colour coded task cards for every activity

This pack is designed to cater for a range of learners and learning styles in the classroom. The grid and tasks increase in difficulty. We advise you to encourage particular students to work on tasks that are at their level (the task cards may be handy for this too). Activities also range from completely individual tasks to tasks that students can work on in streamed OR mixed ability pairs or triads.

How this pack works:
Personally, I love using matrix style activities such as these in my classroom. I feel it allows for students to learn about their personal learning styles and how they like to learn best. It also involves student choice and voice, which is so important in the 21st century classroom. When starting a grid such as this, I like to spend time talking about each task and my expectations. Then we may start on an activity as a whole group or students may go ahead and choose activities according to where their learning needs and wants are. The best part is that it involves flexible learning where the children often get very enthusiastic, excited and engrossed in what they are doing.

No further teacher prep needed, simply print and use!


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Additional information


Back to School

Resource Types

Worksheets / Printables

Electronic download

File Type: PDF

Number of pages: 11

File size: 32 MB

* Compressed Zip File

Copyright of this material is reserved in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968. This purchase is for single classroom/home use only. Additional reproduction of part or all of this resource is prohibited without the written authority of Rainbow Sky Creations. All content and clip art in these files have been created by Rainbow Sky Creations and therefore remain the property of Rainbow Sky Creations.


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