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Drawing on Your Head Christmas Game

What do you do on the last couple of days of school when semester tests are already finished?  You have students draw on top of their heads.  Confused?  Let me explain.

drawing on your head christmas game

Last week, I was scrolling through Facebook, and I saw that someone had shared a “fun Christmas game.”  I guess it caught my eye because the people in the picture were sitting in a restaurant (I can never spell that word correctly, by the way.  Thank goodness for spell check!) with plates on top of their heads.

Here are the instructions for the game.  I don’t have the original image, I just have what I copied and pasted to e-mail to myself.

Having a class set of dry erase boards and markers makes this a super-easy activity to pull off in your classroom!  And, there’s pretty much zero prep.  Just have the instructions handy to read.

Here’s what my students looked like with their dry erase boards on top of their heads.  It was so hard to cover up their faces with white blobs because they just looked so happy.  Kids smiling from ear to ear.  There’s not much that can beat that!

It turns out that drawing a picture without being able to see it is super tricky.

After students looked at their pictures and compared their pictures to their neighbors, we went through the scoring.  I gave candy to the student who racked up the most points.

The results:

My students ended up really enjoying this activity.  It’s a definite keeper!


Tuesday 20th of December 2016

We did this today in my 8th grade homeroom. I modified slightly and had them draws snowmen as not all my students celebrate Christmas. The whole class loved it! By first period the drawings were up on the walls, and the five classes that came throughout the day begged to try as well. Thank you for sharing:) Not sure I can top this, and we have 4 days to go!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Brilliant modification! Love that you hung the drawings of previous classes on the wall!

Amy zimmer

Saturday 17th of December 2016

OMG! Love this!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

It was a ton of fun!


Friday 16th of December 2016

LOVE this! I will do it next year for sure. This year we are out two days ahead of schedule because of snow!

Merry Christmas to you!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

You should definitely do it next year!