Cards and Questions

Type of strategy: MovementOpeners & Get to Know You

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and Sensing

Using a deck of playing cards, participants will mix and re-mix in pairs to get to know each other better and get ready to learn.


Time: approximately 30 minutes

Minimum Group: 10 participants

Materials: Colossal-sized playing cards, online timer, Slides with questions.


  1. Develop a list of 4 to 6 questions.
  2. Questions should begin with getting to know you items and progress to activating prior knowledge related to the topic of the workshop or lesson.
  3. Determine the order of combinations (find same suite, find opposite suite, find face card, find card with same number, etc). Shuffle a deck of playing cards.
  4. Distribute cards to each participant.
  5. Proceed through the list of questions, giving 2-5 minutes for each participant to respond to the question prompt.
  6. Collect cards after the last question turn has been taken.


Submitted by: colet