Graphic Game

Graphic Game
Main Topic
Solidarity – Participation
Additional Topic(s)
Mobility - Visibility of Youth
Other - Art
Solidarity - Social Activities
5-30 minutes
Implementation Mode
Indoor F2F
This activity allows young people to express themselves through drawing and to communicate with others through touch and physical contact. This original non-verbal communication will create a greater connection between the participants.
Overview of Activity
The activity aims to get young people to think about certain topics (such as family, education, discrimination, etc.) that affect them through simple drawings. The young people will have to draw something related to the theme proposed by the educator on sheets of paper that will be placed on the back of another participant, so that the drawing is communicated only by touch and without using sight.
Description of Activity
The participants stand in a single line and they are given a sheet of paper and a marker. Each person places the sheet of paper on the back of the person in front of them, on which they will draw. The educator presents the topic or theme for the drawing. Then the first person in the line starts to draw something (related to the topic presented by the educator) on their sheet of paper and, immediately afterwards, the second player tries to replicate the same drawing on the back of the person in front of them and so on until all the players in the line have replicated the drawing of the first player. The aim is for the first and last drawings to be as similar as possible.

Then the last player moves to the beginning of the line. The educator states a new topic and again the person at the start of the row starts to draw. The game is repeated X times depending on the number of players, until the first player is again at the end of the line.

Sources & Additional Materials
Sheets of paper and markers
Additional Notes
Activity developed by the students participating in the workshop held on 28/02/23 at the “Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Peano” in Turin.

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  1. We tried this activity and it was great!
    The outcomes were awesome and there were some really creative drawings. We tried it in different ways: first everyone knew the topic, the second time only the first person in line, knew the topic (to make it harder) and the last time, to make it the most challenging, no one knew the topic. It all worked out really well. Also, our last person in line drew on a flipchart. This way everyone saw the outcome.


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