What it is:
A form of pictionary where you use play-dough to create/draw the “pictures.”
What you’ll need:
- Play-dough (one container per team)
- A word list (download one: play-dough-pictionary-word-list) of words that somewhat realistically could be formed out of play-dough
- Envelopes or something to hold and conceal the words
- Paper and scissors to print and cut out individual words
How to play:
- Each envelope should have the same words in it. Give an envelope of words to as many teams as you have (no peaking until you begin).
- Have one team member (a leader if possible) hold the envelope.
- You’ll say go and then the leader will hand/show one word from the envelope to one person in the team. That person will then use the play-dough to describe that word. Without talking, the person molding the play-dough needs to get one person on his/her team to say what they are trying to create.
- Once a word is correctly guessed, another person from the team will be given/shown a word and the process will repeat.
- Go until all words are completed.
- The first team to get through all the words wins!
- Always make sure to have extra play-dough
- Make a few more envelopes of words than you estimate teams (just in case you need more teams)
- Have enough words that everyone in a team can go at least once
- You’ll be surprised how fast students can get through this