This is a simple educational game that engages the children in a game, gets them using their imagination and naming body parts, and also gives them some drawing fun.
I have used it to assist children in listening and speaking English.
- pens, pencils, erasers, crayons etc.
- alternatively you could use a whiteboard or blackboard
- Each person takes it in turn to suggest a body part, a type of animal or some feature. For example: a big nose, speakers for a hands, pirate arms, angel wings or a giraffe’s body. The teacher writes this on the board.
- Each child draws the new “body part” on their paper, adapting it to the other parts drawn before.
- When all have finished, each student passes their paper to another student. This is simplest if they pass to the same person each time. It could be randomised, but this will create more fuss and potential confusion.
- Go back to 1 and repeat.
When all have completed their drawing, gather them in and ask for the children to judge which is the best.
Ask them what they like about each one. Praise good ideas etc.
Ask them to name the bit which is the head, or the body etc.
- Speaker Head
- Thin Body
- Pirate Arms
- Octopus’ Tentacles
- Silly Hat
- Small Legs.
Thanks to Ian Temple for suggesting this idea.