This activity is one of my students favorites. In this activity, students will choose a character and walk through the steps of meiosis and create gametes. This can be a standalone activity using the characters pictured, or you may add your own characters. Other characters can be found online or or by using the stuffed toys that are available from many different sources. Students will use two gametes from their character and two gametes from another character of the opposite sex, to create two offspring. The unit culminates when the students draw their families using the genotypes of each character (mom, dad, offspring 1 and offspring 2). This activity comes with a list of vocabulary terms, a quiz, and a Quizlet link (an online site where students can use flash cards and play games while learning the terms). This activity can be found at Teachers Pay Teachers at the World of Science store. Files are in Microsoft Office format and as PDFs.