Students are divided into pairs with another students or a teacher. One person (The Communicator) has the card and the other has a piece of drawing paper (The Illustrator) and something to write with. The Communicator must describe to the Illustrator what to draw using only their words. The Illustrator may NOT look at the picture on the card. The Communicator can not say "that's wrong" or point to what they are drawing- directional words ONLY! Such as, "draw a square at the top left corner of the circle."
At the end compare the drawing to the card and discuss what you did we'll and could have done differently.
You just print off the pictures, cut them out and paste each one onto a folded piece of construction paper or a card so the Communicator can prop it up and it won't be seen by the Illustrator. The pictures include 3 easy, 6 medium, and 6 difficult drawings. Difficulty is determined by the difficulty of describing the picture not drawing it.
Easy Drawings: circles, clock face, diamond
Medium Drawings: Spider web, castle, right angles, water bottle, stick man, house
Difficult Drawings: monkey, toothbrush/paste, alien, pencil, church, flower