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  • Mel123
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    • July 13, 2010, 02:45:23 pm
    • Jin ju South Korea
Middle school - Pictionary game
« on: October 15, 2010, 09:01:22 am »
I made these pictionary lists to play with my kids. I split the class into two teams. One person from each team draws a card and gets two minutes to draw the words on the cards, as many as they can, but you can do it any way you want.  Points for each correct guess.  I assigned two judges out of the students too - they get way too competitive. I tried to make sure that there is at least one easy word on each card.
It worked pretty well and they enjoyed it. Only downside is that they get very noisy!


Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2010, 09:24:49 am »
Thanks for the list of words! They are simple and can be used with different grades. I played it with my grade 3 students and it turned out to be my best lesson with them! They had a lot of fun and so did I!

I made the font bigger and left only one word in each box and then I cut out the boxes and used them as cards.

I divided the class into 4 teams and had one student from each team come to the front. The rest of the class would try to guess the word. Before showing them the words, I gave them three options to represent the word they see, by
a) words (verbally describing the word)
b) drawing
c) action

The grade 3 students enjoyed it a lot but this didn't work as well with the grade 2's!

I'm uploading my version so anyone is welcome to use it. Credits go to Mel123.


Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 09:47:22 am »
I have really low level third graders so I figured I would make it easier on everyone if I included the Korean translation too. Warning: I just used Microsoft Word and Google to translate these. I know some of them are right from my very basic Korean knowledge but I am not sure if they are all correct so you might want to have a co look over them.  :P


Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 09:49:11 am »
Awesome idea about letting the kids decide how they want to get the other students to guess the word, some of my kids hate drawing and some are so shy they wouldnt ever do the acting so this is really helpful.... going to try it with my 2nd graders this week and see how it goes down. thanks!


  • cnicolaou2
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    • September 24, 2011, 08:38:39 pm
    • Gwangju, South Korea
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 12:28:49 pm »
Great idea. I'm going to try this with my students this week.


  • brv6577
  • Waygookin

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    • September 11, 2011, 05:08:08 pm
    • Gangwon-Do
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 07:41:38 pm »
This is good stuff! I found out that even though I don't have any HS classes, I DO have MS classes this during graduation week. Has anyone tried this with 3 teams? I've 25-30 kids in my MS classes and I'm wondering if that's a better way of splitting them up. Any ideas?
~BRV
"Don't fear when you hear a foreign sound to your ear." - Bob Dylan


  • coolcut58
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    • 35

    • August 25, 2012, 10:52:24 pm
    • Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 10:19:15 am »
I don't like 3 teams for activities such as pictionary.  Everything becomes more complicated, way easier with just two.  With 3 too many issues with who guess first and with more teams there is more attention split for the teacher.  Cheating can be harder to catch. Blah Blah Blah


  • Lawrence
  • Super Waygook

    • 305

    • March 06, 2013, 10:59:23 am
    • South Korea
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 11:22:18 am »
Wow, thanks Mel123 and to the other posters who desbribed how they played this game. About how many words did you get through in 10 minutes? There seems to be a lot of words. This sounds like it could be used for weeks.


  • Bester
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    • 45

    • May 01, 2011, 07:40:37 pm
    • Gwangju, Korea
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 10:42:14 am »
Hey guys. I used Mel123 and Rillakuma's Ideas and made the following. Its a printable that you can make cards of and laminate for long term use.

I kept the 4/5 words per card cause some of my students are really low and to prevent them from being embarrassed when redrawing multiple cards.

Hope this helps


  • Bester
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    • May 01, 2011, 07:40:37 pm
    • Gwangju, Korea
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 01:04:58 pm »
Hey guys, I took Mel123's work and made this. Now you can make laminated cards with a picture back. It's great for pictionary or 30 seconds. If you are not familiar with 30 seconds here goes (It's a great idea for a speaking class):

1. Divide your class into teams of 2 or 3 people.
2. Let them sit in a circle with the members of the teams grouped together.
3. One person from Team A (the first team) pulls a card from the stack that is placed     upside down in the middle. (He/she should not show it to the other members in the team)
4. The game starts. The person who pulled the card should explain the objects on the card to the other members of his/her OWN  team. For every one they get right they get 10 points. (There should be a time limit for explaining. The original game is 30 seconds but you can make it whatever - based on your students level. however dont make it too long the exciment is in the fact that the students know they are running out of time.)
5. While this is happening the other teams should listen to the explanations, for if the team members who are playing can't guess the answer before their time is up the non playing teams can have shot. (Without any further explanation of course.)

hope this make sence



  • miscreantinblack
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    • February 28, 2013, 11:39:28 am
    • Gamgok, Eumseong-Do, South Korea
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 08:12:58 am »
Thanks for this idea. I've been toying with converting pictionary somehow but the logistics were messing me up, plus the vocabulary we've been teaching in the book seemed really awkward for the game. These lists are great and simple enough for my multilevel freeform classes where I don't necessarily have to follow the book.


Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2018, 11:29:05 am »
Thanks for your post lethargicliz from 2011.  The only mistakes I think I found last week were: shoes, study, and stand.  I also got rid of the Minnie Mouse card, since my students don't know the character.  Cheers!  I got to be lazy the last few minutes of a class! :)


  • et96
  • Explorer

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    • May 01, 2018, 12:36:10 pm
    • rok
Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2018, 09:53:17 am »
Nice & helpful! I'll try this in my class!


Re: Middle school - Pictionary game
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2019, 12:23:59 pm »
good matertial. thanks!!!