Teaching for Creativity Taster Cards

Quick and playful activities designed to help develop creative habits with your students

Part of our ongoing Teaching for Creativity work, these sets of Taster Cards provide examples of how to practice the Creative Habits of Mind through a range of quick, playful activities. They aim to provide a scaffold for teachers who want to develop the creativity of their students across the curriculum.

The Taster Cards work across all age groups and settings and can be easily adapted to suit any class. They can be used as ice breakers, starter activities, plenaries, class assembly prompts, ways to start and end the day, or as stand-alone 10–15-minute activities. Some have suggested topics but could still be used in other subjects, and all require minimal preparation time and few resources.

We have also signposted where activities are suitable for remote learning, or for working in large and outdoor spaces such as the hall or playground.

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Teaching for Creativity also includes a set of free cross-curricular resources exploring a range of topics including RSE, the climate crisis, and Black British history. Each resource is underpinned by the Creative Habits of Mind, and are accompanied by short video CPD modules which can be completed in your own time.

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