This game is like musical chairs, but creative. It can be adapted for all fitness levels. Tell each participant to start drawing and when the music stops they give the picture to the person next to them.  Continue to play music, change and draw until everyone has their original drawing back. Admire the strange masterpieces you have all created together. It makes for a lot of laughter.
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This game is like musical chairs, but creative. It can be adapted for all fitness levels.

Give each participant a piece of blank paper and a pencil (coloured pencils if you want).

Can be done to music or without.

Tell each participant to start drawing and when the music stops they give the picture to the person next to them (normally we go clockwise, so you would pass to the person on your left).

If not using music just shout "CHANGE" and when everyone has passed their drawing shout "DRAW". 30 seconds is the recommended amount of time for each round as it gives enough time to do a little drawing but not so much that they can complete the drawing as the fun part is trying to finish something another person has started and seeing what takes shape.

Continue to play music, change and draw until everyone has their original drawing back (Or more if it's only a small group, less if its a very large group)

Now admire the strange masterpieces you have all created together. It makes for a lot of laughter.

For a fitter crowd, when the music stops they can get up and move to the next desk/chair to continue that drawing.

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Lisa 8th May 2019 Activities for Seniors
Great idea....sounds fun
Sandy 29th Jul 2016 Recreational Activity Officer
Fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing.
Anglicare - Karen 28th Jul 2016 Lifestyle Lead
The hardest part is starting up, we encouraged people just to draw a squiggle if they couldn't think of anything else. Our disability group also joined in, so it's really a good intergenerational activity also.
Jeanette 26th Jul 2016 Diversional Therapist
What a fantastic idea, can't wait to do this with my residents soon.
Anglicare - Karen 21st Jul 2016 Lifestyle Lead
A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Musical Masterpieces
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