Random Lesson Planner

This page should give you a random starter, main and plenary idea for a lesson. Most of the activities require minimal preparation, and whilst the examples I give are usually science related, the majority can be used in all subjects.
  • Starter: Walk Around Bingo

    This is similar to normal bingo but is a bit more active. Instead of students crossing off answers when they get them, they have to find other people in the class who know the answers. The aim is to fill … Continue reading

  • Main: Offline Wiki

    I came up with this activity when there were no computers available, and having tested it a few times I really like it. The idea is to create a Wiki using paper, string and blu-tack, whilst retaining as much of … Continue reading

  • Plenary: Blockbusters

    This activity requires a small amount of advance preparation but it’s worth it. It’s based on the old TV game show with the same name. Split the class into two teams and choose one member of each team to come … Continue reading

To get a new set of ideas just refresh the page, or you can browse through all the starters, mains and plenaries individually. I'd be very grateful for more activity suggestions - if you have an idea you'd like to share please email it to random@mrgravell.com and I'll put it in the database.