Beginner Creative Thinking Lesson Plan News Role Play Young Learner

What’s For Dinner? Idea Box Creative Thinking



This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking.


Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language.

This activity is designed for beginner level or young learner students. It deals with vocabulary related to planning a dinner. Words includes foods for various parts of the sandwich, snack and deserts that students might order in a restaurant. This is a great spin on the old “What would you like to order?” lesson.

The approach used in this lesson is called the Idea Box. The idea box presents a series of idea in a variety of categories and has the learner organize that information to create new avenues of communication.  This provides more creative communication by encouraging students to incorporate new and different ideas into their spoken communication.


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