Woody's Quick Draw
Play as a reading, speaking, or writing game - templates for all versions included in the PowerPoint
Graphics and sound effects from the Toy Story movie
Minimal prep work and simple game mechanics
Easily add and remove as many slides as you need
How to Play
Divide your class into teams. How many teams is up to you. Usually, I play with two or three.
Each round, one student from each team stands up and faces away from the screen.
When they hear the word “Draw!” said by Woody in the video, they turn around and look at the screen.
The Etch A Sketch will start drawing a word or sentence.
The first student to read the word or sentence gets a point for their team.
Further instructions on how to play and edit the game can be found in the notes section of each slide.
The instructions above are for the reading version of this game. You can also play this game as a speaking or writing activity. The PowerPoint template also includes slides for these versions as well - the main difference being the Etch A Sketch draws a picture instead of a word/sentence.
For the speaking version of this game, the first student to say the word or sentence based on the picture drawn gets a point for their team.
For the writing version, the first student to write the word or sentence based on the picture drawn gets a point for their team. Also, I’ve played the writing version two ways: 1) The students come up to the board and write their answer on the chalk/whiteboard. Or 2) Each team gets a mini whiteboard, marker, and eraser, so standing students stay at their desks.
If playing this game with only one student, you can use the speaking version of this game like flashcards. For an added challenge, maybe you even add a timer where the student has to say the answer in the amount of time given (ex. 5 sec).
(based on experiences from me and other teachers)
Variable. It depends on how many rounds you have in the game. I usually play for 15-20min.
Time: 20min; Students: 26; Skill Focus: Reading; Finished: Yes
Time: 25min; Students: 36; Skill Focus: Speaking; Finished: Yes
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