INSPIRATION: wordless videos to teach problem solving



“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

A reminder that actions can speak to children louder than words.


Wordless videos are fantastic stimuli for teaching and learning. They engage children and encourage them to build important literacy skills, such as: vocabulary, speaking and listening, deduction, interpretation, prediction, and problem solving.


Here are some wonderful wordless videos to use to stimulate inquiry in your pupils:

Piper Short Movie

A baby bird problem solves to find a way to survive a big wave.


Ormie the Pig

Ormie the Pig rather likes cookies. He can see some cookies and obviously wants them but they are out of reach… or are they?


Let Me In! – Simon’s Cat

Simon’s cat wants to come in and resorts to some desperate measures.


Sweet Cocoon

Two insects decide to help a struggling caterpillar.



This video discusses the idea of: What it would be like if animals were round?



A short film about a treehouse and the children who love it.


TV Dinner – Simon’s Cat

Simon’s cat and the lengths he will go to to get his owner’s attention.



A short animation about a little boy and his toys.


For The Birds

A short film about birds and their social encounters.


Sticky Tape – Simon’s Cat

Simon’s cat is at it again, this time his curiosity gets him into a sticky situation.


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