Thinking game: But what if?
In pairs, facing each other. Label yourself PERSON A and PERSON B.
PERSON A asks a question that starts with “What if you wanted…?” Here are some examples you can use:
What if you wanted to know the time?
What if you wanted to make some toast?
What if you wanted to meet the Queen?
What if you wanted to go to sleep?
PERSON B responds with what they would do. Then PERSON A responds with a “what if”. Your conversation might go something like this…
A: What if you wanted to know the time?
B: I’d look at my phone.
A: But what if your phone was out of battery?
B: I’d charge it up.
A: But what if you’d lost your charger?
B: I’d use someone else’s.
A: But what if there was a power cut?
B: I’d use the clock in the school hall?
A: But what if the power cut lasted so long, all the batteries had run out?
B: I’d see when the sun came up…
Stimulus: Look at the two photos below.
Big question: Do some people deserve more help than others? Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.
• In my opinion…
• I agree with… because…
• I would like to add…
• I would like to challenge… because…
Extra thought: What could you do to help those less fortunate than you?