Leadership Inspirations Activities

Pictionary Scavenger Hunt

An exciting combination of two classic games

Duration

10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Any Stage

Type Of Activity

Energizer, Game

Materials

Poster paper or whiteboard, pen or marker, room with accessible items

 

SUMMARY

In this activity, participants take turns drawing and guessing pictures of items, and then race to find whatever the object is after it has been guessed correctly.

 

SET UP

  • Set up a drawing space using a pen and poster paper or a marker and whiteboard.
  • Create a list of objects that can be found in the space that the activity will be played in.
    • Safety: Make sure to choose items that are appropriate and safe to run with.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Have participants volunteer one at a time to be the drawer.
  • Explain the rules for the drawer:
    • No speaking while drawing.
    • No gesturing or using actions.
    • No writing words or numbers.
  • Secretly tell the drawer one of the objects from the list that was created before the start of the activity and tell them to begin drawing that object.
  • While they are drawing the object, all other participants should try to guess what the drawer is drawing.
  • When a participant correctly guesses the object in the drawing, the drawer or the facilitator will announce it is correct, and reiterate what the object is.
  • Once the object has been announced, all participants, except for the drawer, race to find that object and bring it back to the facilitator.
  • The first participant to come back with the object gets a point.
  • Once all participants have returned, a new drawer will be picked and the process will repeat with a new object from the list.

VARIATIONS

  • To increase competition, award points for correctly guessing the object in the drawing in addition to the points awarded for being the first to come back with the object.
  • For a more experiential activity, try activities like Telephone Pictionary for another take on the classic game or Minefield for a partner scavenger hunt with a twist!
  • Large Group: For large groups with multiple facilitators, have small groups in different rooms or opposite sides of the same room participating in the activity.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • What was the goal of this activity?
  • Did your group do well? What could have improved?
  • How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
  • How did your group manage conflict that arose?
So What?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?

Group Dynamics

  • What are the traits that make someone successful on this team? What are the traits that make someone unsuccessful on this team?
  • What motivates our group?
  • How does our group dynamic affect the way we get work done?
Now What?
  • What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
  • What’s one commitment each person can make?
  • What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
  • How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
  • What can you do differently moving forward?