creativity; group awareness; creating structure
30 minutes; anywhere; drawing material required
Goal of the Game:
putting a drawing and text together
How to Play:
The players are given strips of paper and split into groups of 4 or 5. Everyone draws a character or landscape on the strip of paper without letting the other players see what they draw. Once everyone has finished, they should give it to the player on their right. After looking at the drawing they fold the strip of paper to hide the drawing and on the back they should write down what the drawing represents. Everyone then gives it to their neighbour who reads the written description without looking at the drawing, folds the strip over again, and makes a drawing of the written description on the back of the twice folded strip of paper. When all of the players have made a drawing and written a description, the strips should be unfolded so the player can look at and talk about the results, and compare the second drawing with the original.
Once the game above has been played, the participants can make more elaborate comic strips which tell a story. Once everyone has drawn a picture and handed it to the player on his right, they write down what the drawing is and also add a new idea before giving the strip to the person on his right. Everyone then makes a drawing of this expanded version of the original drawing. Instead of an imaginary theme, the players can choose a real story that they have to put together in steps.
If a class project is chosen as a story to represent the players, the students can visualise where they are in setting up the project, or resume it if it has already been completed. The comic strips can be used as the basis for an exhibition open to the public.
Interest of the Game:
finding a balance between personal and collective creativity; thinking about how ideas are transmitted; preparing a presentation open to the public.
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