Simple Idea Generation

Effective questions can lead to instant idea generation !


To think and develop an idea and figure out a way to present it.


  • Express ideas in a different way

TIME: 20 minutes

PREPARATION: Some papers and pens


  1. Split the class into smaller teams of 3 or 4. Each team needs to have 4 pieces of A4 paper.
  2. Explain that they will need to answer the questions as a TEAM! Encourage all the members to contribute to this idea generation activity.
  3. Ask them to as quick as they can, write down:
  • 10 products or organizations that are making the world a better place!
  • 10 things that you could do with all the money you needed, to make the world a better place!
  • 10 things you could do this weekend with the same money it would cost to buy a new phone, to make the world a better place!
  • 10 things you could do with no money at all, to make the world a better place!


At the end of the session, facilitate sharing in a circle. Encourage each group to share what they think is their best, worst, most useful, most useless ideas were. Facilitate a deeper discussion on how do we be creative and generate innovative ideas.

Some points to reflect on:

  • THERE ARE NO BAD IDEAS-Anything that starts a discussion is good, so say what you’re thinking!
  • KEEP SHARING-The more you share, the more creative you will be and the better your ideas become.
  • STRETCH YOUR IDEAS-Don’t worry if things are practical or possible, just extend your imagination to the maximum.

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