The Drawing Game (Which Can Easily Be Played as Charades)

Okay, so it’s not the most inventive name, but this is by far one of my class’s favorites. It works like Pictionary, but without teams or score-keeping. I type out strips of paper with characters, objects, events, or concepts, all spaced out enough that I can just print them and cut them into strips and put them in a labeled envelope. (Really, do yourself the favor of taking the four seconds it takes to label the envelope. You don’t want to end the year with a dozen identical-looking envelopes. You may want to take a few from each one at the end of the semester or year, or you may want to use them again or loan them out. Regardless, it’s always better to label than not!)

When it’s time to play, choose a student to get the game started. I usually Continue reading