Friday, December 3, 2010

TeleDraw-- Fun Game

Hav you ever gotten back from an assembly where the kids are so pumped up there is no way they are coming down for at least 3 hours, and you only have the class for 15 minutes. There is no time to get started on any project and why bother... they are too hyper. Well here is a good way to get them to calm down, work as a team, silent their minds (bodies and voices too). I call it TeleDraw.

This game is a lot like telephone except your passing on a drawing. Place the kids in different groups and ask them to sit in a line all facing the same direction (forward). On a white board I draw a picture and only show the last person in each line. They go back to their group and draw it with their finger on the person in front of them. They transfer the message to the front of the line.

The first person in the line has a whiteboard and marker. They draw what they think the picture was on the board and all the whiteboards are revealed at the same time. I then show the whole class the picture I drew on my board.

It's a fun game, the kids love it! They figure out how to work as a team better every time they have to send another picture to the front of the line.

Note: If I am doing this game with 4th grade or older I place them in boy vs. girl teams.


  1. That is the best game. I will have to try it when I have extra time with the kids.

  2. How Fun!!!! Can't wait to try it:)

  3. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this! I dread those itty bitty class periods, and this season, with concert rehearsals and good citizen assemblies etc it always happens. I'm DEFINITELY going to try this!

  4. That beats heads up 7 up! Thank you so much for this idea!

  5. That is a great idea!

    My gosh, you have a huge room. Lucky.


  6. thanks for sharing, this looks fun AND challenging!!!!

  7. We are going to do this for our 'wrap' party at YEStudio. Thanks. I'll let you know how it goes.