Contact Katharine Hutchinson for further information about this technique.


This game is useful for revising key words, processes and concepts. Students work with a partner to create models from PlayDough.

Instructions for students

Work with a partner.

Shuffle the cards and then place them face down in a pile between you.

When you are ready to play, start the clock.

The first person takes a card. They must not show it to their partner. They must use Playdough to make a model to represent the word on the card. Their partner must guess the word.

As soon as the word is guessed, swap roles and repeat.

How many key words can you guess correctly in 10 minutes? Keep a record of your score. Prizes are available for the pair with the highest score.


Students could make their own cards for a topic.

Play against a timer for each round, rather than allowing 10 minutes play.


The template for creating the cards can be downloaded here.