Blooms Bingo

You will need

 – Dice
– Blooms Bingo cards (differentiated)

How It Works

Pupils are given a Blooms Bingo card with stems from Blooms Taxonomy linked to each face of a die (see picture for example).

Pupils then roll a the die. Whatever number they roll, they must then create a question relating to their current topic using the stem that links to the number they rolled.

For example, if they roll a one, the pupil must devise a question structured around the term ‘Name’

If the topic was ‘major bones of the body’, the question might be ‘Name the largest bone in the body’.

This is a great way of pupils getting to grips with the topic and an excellent way for KS4 and KS5 to create revision questions for their learning.

Pupils can then share their questions with their peers and you can create a ‘Question Bank’ for each topic you teach.

Follow this link to an excellent PowerPoint on Blooms and what each stem relates to (and words to use for each stem…it’s REALLY good)
(Contributed by Mike Gershon Australia)


This can easily be differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils in your class:

– If you have a HIGH ability class, use stems 4, 5 and 6 of Blooms to challenge them

– On the flips side of that, if you have a LOWER ability set, use stems 1, 2 and 3 to meet the targets of that class!

Idea shared by MLE


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