Fun, ice-breaking, getting to know each other, idea-generation . . .
Any size group, divided into teams of about 5 participants.
blank paper- five pieces for each participant. drawing implements in a variety of colors- preferably crayons (crayons encourage people timid about drawing to be more playful). table and chairs
Assure people that only preschool-level drawing skills are necessary. Each team sits around a table close enough to be able to talk with each other. Distribute paper, and place crayons where everyone can reach them. Demonstrate folding a piece of paper as "accordion" - back and forth, into 4 sections. Show that each section of the paper is to be for a section of the body: top section is for top of the head to the bottom of the neck second section down is for the bottom of the neck to the waist - including the arms and hands third section down if for the waist to the knees bottom section is for the knees to the bottom of the feet Demonstrate simple drawing on each section. Encourage the use of colors, fun, and even fanatasy. Examples: a head can be of a clown/a simple smiley face/a giraffe/ a monster with horns . . shoulder to waist can be of Superman/ a stick figure/ a barrel with arms . . waist to knees can be a ballerina skirt, a pair of shorts . . . knees to feet can have skinny legs and huge feet, stockings and high heels, horse's legs and hooves . .
At the bottom of each section, extend short marks onto the next (as-yet blank) section down, to indicate where the neck, waist, or knees were placed.
Have each person fold a piece of paper and draw the tio (head) section. Make sure the paper is folded so that your drawing is hidden. When everyone is ready with one section, have all pass their papers to the person on their right. Now draw the next section of body on the next part of the paper. Repeat until each drawing is complete.
Have each person in turn unfold the piece of paper they end up with and show the conglomerate picture. Together, give each creation a name. Display on a bulletin board.
If people are intimidated at first by the idea of drawing, call it "scribbling," show a variety of examples that show that amateurism can be delightful. Paper can be in five sections. Drawings can be about a theme, e.g., a company or project mascot.