A Drawing Game for Two

Need a fun drawing game for two to do? Try team drawing!

A Drawing Game for Two

All you need are some pens/pencils and paper.

A Drawing Game for Two: Players take turns

The idea is for players to take turns adding parts to the drawing so that you end up with a community drawing.

Player One draws a shape and then passes the paper to Player Two who adds something else. Drawing continues in this fashion until the players declare the drawing is complete.

A Drawing Game for Two: The completed drawing

There are really no rules. You can add what you want.

A Drawing Game for Two

Having said that, I confess that one of our players become so engrossed in the drawing process that he forgot to pass it back to me. :o

I really loved this drawing activity for a number of reasons:

  • It's an open-ended art activity. There's no right or wrong way to add to the drawing.
  • It promotes respect for the other player's work. Each person's work is valued and contributes to the community drawing.
  • It allows reluctant drawers to participate without fear. They don't have to draw the entire artwork on their own. They're part of team and are supported by the team.
  • It inspires children to draw. Often, a simple mark made by one person can be the inspiration for someone else.
  • It's flexible. When playing with a child who is suddenly inspired, they can 'run' with their ideas. It really doesn't matter if the paper never returns to the adult. In this sense, the game becomes a drawing prompt to start a child off on a drawing tangent. Hooray! A child is being creative! You can always grab another piece of paper and start drawing alongside.

I'd love to write more but seriously need to go and draw something! It's time to doodle!

The Benefits of Drawing

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By the way, have you tried playing these seven drawing games?

The Scribble Drawing Game
The Scribble Drawing Game
Draw a Story Game
Draw a Story Game
The Shapes Drawing Game
The Shapes Drawing Game
The Doodle Dice Game
The Doodle Dice Game
Doodling Together
Doodling Together
Draw What You Hear
Draw What You Hear
Family Art Project: Circles
Family Art Project: Circles

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