Team-Building Activity – Telephone Pictionary

What’s better than Pictionary? Telephone Pictionary that helps you get to know your team a little better.

Telephone Pictionary, a game that combines elements of the classic verbal exercise of Telephone with the fun drawing of the game Pictionary, is great for any size group, so long as they can be broken into smaller groups of 5-10 people each.

To play, give each person a sheet of paper for every person they have in a group (so if 8 people, each person gets 8 sheets of paper). Next, have them write down some type of phrase on the top sheet of paper and then pass their entire stack to the person on their left. That person will read the phrase, move that sheet to back of the stack, and draw a picture representing that phrase on the next sheet of paper. They’ll then pass it to the person on their left, who will then look at the drawing, move that sheet to the back of the stack, and then write a sentence that describes that picture. This repeats until the stacks make it all the way around the circle.

NOTE: Each person has a stack of paper to start, so everyone in the group is always doing the same thing, just on a different stack of paper.

For more detailed instructions you can share while doing the activity, check out the presentation below.

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5 thoughts on “Team-Building Activity – Telephone Pictionary”

  1. Andrew-
    Terrific activity!
    I have used a similar one in the past, but i love the consistent incorporation of analysis and have already thought of a few ways this can be modified for a larger group…
    Thanks for sharing

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