Materials needed: black/white board or paper and pen
Members per group: 2-3+
This activity is similar to RELAY ART
Divide your students into pairs or small groups. In their groups, have the students sit in a straight line all facing the board. Each student is facing another student’s back. The student closest (front student) to the board will write on it. (If you have many groups, have the students draw on a piece of paper.)
Tell the student furthest away from the board (back student) a word. They have to relay that word to the person in front of them. The students must face the board during this activity, no turning around. There is no speaking allowed. The back student must write the word on the front student’s back. The front student must try to write the word on the board correctly.
Variation – You can have many people in a line. The back student must pass the information through all the students to the front student, to write on the board. The more students, the more distorted the word will become. The funnier it will become.
Set a time limit per word. Depending on how many students per group, set 30 seconds. First team to write the word correctly gains a point. Continue with as many words as you want.
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