During the last weeks of school, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade artists played a fun drawing game inspired by the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse. In thisgamepeople would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold it over to hide part of it and pass it on to the next person to do the same. The game ended when someone finished the story, which was read aloud -- a collaborative mad libs, of sorts. In our drawing game, students each received a piece of paper marked with 'head,' 'body' or 'legs' and a number. Each piece hadmarks to help them get matched up later.
Students sat with other people working on the same part, and created an interesting head, body or legs. Beginning with pencil, students outlined their drawing with Sharpie marker and added color using crayon. At the end of class, groups were called by number and heads were matched up with bodies and sets of legs to reveal a unique collaborative creature! Check out our creations below: