May 14, 2012

The Scribble Game

Here's another game that my siblings and I used to play, which I now play with my own children. My boys are 6 and 3, but my sister and I still used to play this game in high school.

Equipment: paper, something to draw with
  1. Each player draws a scribble. Don't go overboard - if you fill up the whole paper there won't be any space for the next person to draw!
  2. Everyone passes their paper to someone else.
  3. Each player has to create a drawing using the scribble as a starting point.
For a variation, decide what everyone needs to draw: animals, spaceships, houses, food, etc.
It can also be fun to have each person use a different color of marker or crayon so that you can see which part was the original scribble.

Here are a few examples from a recent game I played with my boys.


  1. Cool! I used to do it with short sentences with kids I did before and after school care with. Fun to see the final story.

  2. That's a great idea! Reminds me of a storytelling game I used to play, "Drop the Hammer."

  3. LOVE this idea! The Kid is just starting to understand that crayons go on paper, not in his mouth (he's 13 months old), and I'm definitely going to keep this idea in my back pocket.