Students draw from a list of words that relate to some of what they have learned. Each student acts out their word without talking. Other students guess, then a new student begins his/her turn.
Similar to Charades, two students are given a word relating to what they have learned. Starting at the same time, they each draw pictures trying to help their team get the correct words. They cannot talk or write any letters or numbers. The team who guesses the word first wins. There can be several rounds of this.
Have students draw a short series of pictures and words that tell a story. They generally have a beginning, middle, and end in just a few short frames. The example below is a comic drawn to show some properties of water.
Acrostic poems are poems using letters in a topic word to begin each line. All lines of the poem should describe or relate to the chosen word.
Examples of Acrostic Poems:
Up in the sky
Nice and warm on my skin
Needed to spread seeds
List poems are poems that “list” all of the words that the author can think of that relate to a chosen topic.
Example of List Poem:
Super Hero Drawing
Students can create Super Heroes related to a conservation topic. They can draw the character and give it a name, one special power, one weakness, likes and dislikes. These heroes should relate to the concept you’re teaching for the day.
A hero is a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Therefore, a Super Hero is a hero, but they have power beyond human abilities. A super hero can have any special power. They could fly, turn themselves invisible, run faster than a cheetah, anything. Super Heroes wear a disguise so no one knows who they are. Super Heroes use their powers for good.
Example: Captain Conservation
Likes: Animals and helping to save them; any red candy
Dislikes: When people kill animals for no reason; waking up before morning
Special Power: Make time go backward
Weakness: Easily distracted by rare or beautiful stones