Aug 10, 2009

Top 24 Multiple Intelligence Activities to Use in the Classroom

The theory of multiple intelligences was proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983. This theory basically tells us that there are many different ways to be smart! We also know that our students are not 'stuck' with the intelligence level they are born with. As teachers, we have the opportunity to develop the intellectual capacity of our students!


As teachers, we must have frequent one-to-one meetings with each student. These can be one minute sessions with each student once a week. (If you have 20 students, that is 20 minutes per week) With the information gathered from these meetings, you have a better idea of their stronger intelligences. Then you can build activities for your classroom that will best suit the needs of your children.

Here are the Top 20 Multiple Intelligence Activities for your classroom:

Verbal / Linguistic Activities:
  1. Do A Crossword Puzzle
  2. Write a Play or a Skit
  3. Keep a Journal or Diary
Logical / Mathematical Activities:
  1. Conduct an Experiment
  2. Make a Graph
  3. Use Graphic Organizers
Visual / Spatial Activities:
  1. Design a Collage, Brochure, or Logo
  2. Make Puppets
  3. Make or Read a Map
Musical / Rhythmic Activities:
  1. Hum, Clap, Click, Bang, or Snap a Tune
  2. Listen to Music from Different Times, Genres, and Cultures
  3. Change the Words to a Songs, Jingle, or Rap
Bodily / Kinesthetic Activities:
  1. Choreograph or Perform a Dance or Movement Sequence
  2. Perform a Skit or a Play
  3. Hop, Skip, Jump, Run, Sports, Stretch, Yoga, Work Out, Jump Rope
Naturalist Activities:
  1. Take a Nature Hike
  2. Use a Log or Journal to Write Observations
  3. Classify, Sort, and Categorize Items Found in Nature
Interpersonal Activities:
  1. Debate an Issue
  2. Tutor a Classmate
  3. Plan an Event
Intrapersonal Activities:
  1. Record and Analyze Dreams
  2. Keep a Journal about Thoughts, Personal Poetry, and Reflections on Learning
  3. Express Likes and Dislikes

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that i do a lot of these in class already, but some of them i had no idea! I really enjoyed this blog!

Anonymous said...

I know about visual, kinesthetic, audial as fancy words for seeing, manipulating and hearing. I wish there was a term for learning through laughter. If you can laugh at something, then you learn about it