A game to mix up a group and introduce philosophical questions.
PEOPLE USE GAMES for all sorts of reasons. To focus pupils attention, to provide an analogy for some aspect of conduct in an enquiry, to liven people up, to get people to have a bit of fun together or to create an atmosphere of cordiality in a group. Most of the games can be adapted to work with different age groups but some might be better with older children.
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An enjoyable and useful game for the collaborative generation (and consideration) of questions.
A simple circle game to focus a group before an enquiry.
An e-book with 14 activities to enliven your P4C sessions. There are short thinking games, ideas for role plays and routines you can adapt for mini-enquiries and follow-ups.
Games from the world of comedy improvisation that help participants relax and overcome fear of failure.
A favourite game that enables social mixing and encourages children to enjoy reflecting and making up their minds. It can also be varied and extended in many ways, and could be built up as a regular activity, rather than as a one-off.