ignite creativity
in the classroom

Tap into thousands of random prompt cards to help your students think differently, explore new perspectives, and develop important creative thinking skills – all in one easy-to-use creativity app.

engage your students

stimulate fresh thinking

integrate into lesson plans

enhance teaching skills

7 ways to use brainsparker in your classroom:

  • start your class with a prompt to activate thinking
  • ask students to write a story based on a given prompt
  • use for brainstorming new ideas in group projects
  • pick a card to inspire an art, design, or music session
  • ask students to create a visual story for a prompt
  • use for role-playing and drama exercises
  • give individual prompts as a homework assignment
  • download free lesson plan

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tap into 25+ card decks

Developed by coaching experts over the last 10 years, our range of digital card decks include 1000s of questions, trigger words, quotes, action statements, and images ideal for stimulating thinking and exploring new perspectives.

brainsparker - free creativity app, card decks, and courses

learn new creative techniques

Enhance your teaching skills with our micro-courses on creative thinking, coaching, and brainstorming techniques. Put them into practice in your next class or session.

inspire your creativity every day

Keep your own creative spirits high with daily spark notifications and by adding our widget on your home screen. A quick glance is all you need when you feel the frustration rising!

brainsparker - free creativity app, card decks, and courses

over half a million downloads worldwide

Brainsparker is more than just an app; it’s a pocket-sized brainstorming buddy that can improve student engagement and accelerate learning. For over 10 years, it’s been used by teachers, professors, and educators across the globe who want to equip their students with strong creative thinking skills and prepare them for our fast-changing world.


550K downloads  |  2.8K+ reviews

cultivating creative minds - one young person at a time

The brainsparker app was created in 2013 by Gabriella Goddard, an international Executive Coach, Leadership Development facilitator, and Published Author with 20+ years of coaching and training experience. She is the author of “Gulp! : The seven day crash course to master fear and break through any challenge,” (Penguin/Bantam).

Gabriella is passionate about developing the creative minds of the future generation especially in the fields of STEAM and Space, and she is a Mentor for the United Nations Space4Women program.

upgrade to the vip pass

The brainsparker app is free to download and gives you instant access to five card decks with 1000+ spark card prompts. When you upgrade to the vip pass, you can tap into 25+ more card decks on specialist topics around creative mindset, writing, art, and work. Here’s a taster of the writer’s deck, conversation deck, and metaphor deck which are great for spicing up your lessons.

Tap into 150 story starters perfect for creative writing and storytelling.

Tap into 150 conversation starters ideal for self-reflection and journaling.

Tap into 60 diverse images that can kickstart stories, art projects, and group discussions.

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