Creativity and drama:
* Using same-face templates draw different features.
* Watch the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet.
* Play the game "If x was a carfruitpiece of furniture, what would they be?"
* Do mirroring activities in pairs.
* Play "Who am I?", where someone thinks of a person and the others have 20 questions to guess who it is.
Numeracy and science:
* Explore big numbers, such as billions.
* Survey children's individual characteristics - their likes and dislikes, preferences, and the age of their earliest memory. Make graphs of the results.
* Label a diagram of the brain and look at the functions of different areas.
* Look at diagrams of male and female brains.
* Talk about what makes people's characters different. If you weren't yourself, who would you like to be and why?
* Make a cartoon storyboard about little people who control brain functions, ie sight and movement.
* Write about being very small, like Alice in Wonderland.
* Read extracts from The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
* This article could help to spark a lively debate about ego theory versus bundle theory during Brain Awareness Week, March 15-21