Students work together on teams in this winter-themed pictionary activity.
- Blackboard and chalk or whiteboard and dry erase markers
- Slips of paper with a different winter items/objects on each one (example list found on last page)
How to Play
- Download and cut out the Winter Pictionary slips in the Downloads and Links section below. Divide students into two teams.
- Team 1 sends up their first player, who picks a slip of paper, reads it, and hands it to the leader. The first player draws out the item from their slip of paper on the board as Team 1 guesses.
- If Team 1 guesses correctly before the timer runs out they get two points. If Team 1 does not guess correctly, Team 2 gets one guess. If they guess correctly, they earn one point.
- This continues switching up which team is drawing/guessing. Play until the time is up or until all slips of paper have been used.
Activity Prompts for Reflection
- What is an emotion someone else in the group felt during this activity? Why?
- How do you think the other team felt during this competition?
- How did you show the person drawing that you were listening to them?
- When you were the drawer what emotions do you think your teammates felt?
Other Ways to Play
- At the beginning have students write winter words on slips of paper, shuffle them up, and use these for the game.
- Help younger students by whispering the winter word into their ear when it’s their turn to draw.
- Once all the slips have been used, start over with the slips and have students act out what is written on the slips of paper.
- Decide how long to make the timer based on age of your students.
- Use the SEL Activity Prompts to tie other SEL competencies to this activity.