Can You Draw It?I'm not sure of this games exact name, but it is a variation of this team building exercise, found on Pinterest. This is what you need:
- Groups of four - five is ok too, if one student is the instructor.
- A felt tip pen with two strings tied to it, creating four pieces of string.
- A2 or A3 paper for each group
- A print out of a simple drawing
|All you need: A felt-tip pen with two strings tied, a simple drawing and some A2 newsprint paper|
- Each group member holds a piece of string. They each have a piece of A2 paper and a print out of a simple drawing.
- The group has to work together to replicate the simple drawing.
- Students must be holding onto the string, they cannot touch the pen.
This activity was lots of fun and pretty hilarious. There was laughter and a bit of frustration, as teams worked together to draw the image.
Although this activity was meant to be fun, there were some more serious lessons which underpinned the students success. The students had to work together. Everyone had to help out and take part. If one group member decided not to try, then the pen would not stay upright and the team would struggle.
Moral of the lesson
Everyone must work together, if one person doesn't then it won't work. This is the case for collaborative work. It is crucial that everybody pitches in and helps out. In order to succeed, everyone needs to play a role and contribute to the group.
Once students had calmed down from the excitement, we had a discussion about what the point of this task was. I was happy that they could relay that it was about the importance teamwork and everyone doing their bit.