Draw your name

Purpose

The purpose of this exercise is for you and your participants to get to know each other and prepare them for a creative process while doing so.  It is often used as a warm up when doing sketching exercises afterwards. 

Accomodate participants who are not able to:

Instead of drawing, a presentation of names and x. can be done.

 

Instead of drawing, a presentation of names and x. can be done. Facilitator can then write down the names.

 

Instead of drawing, a presentation of names and x. can be done.

 

Instead of drawing, a presentation of names and x. can be done.

 

Presentation is done in sign or as a written presentation. (If hearing participants are present sign should be translated)

 

Presentation is done in sign or as a written presentation. (if hearing participants are present sign should be translated)

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Input

N/A
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Output

Comfort and nametags 
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Complexity

Simple

Time

5-10

No. of participants

2-10

Activity required

- Writing - Communicating

Step by Step

 

1 Hand out paper or blank stickers plus pens to the participants – keep one for yourself.
Ask the participants to perform either 2a, 2b, 2c or 2d.
2c Draw your name using elements that start with the same letter as your name (3-5 min).
2a Write your name and draw an x which starts with the same letter as your name (3-5 min). 2d Write your name and draw the x that best represents you (3-5 min).

x can be themes such as animals, flowers, food, skillset etc.

2b Write your name and draw your favorite x (3-5 min). 3 Present your name and drawing and put on your nametag (1 min).

When doing this method you should consider

Make sure that the nametags are large enough to easily read
Use thick pens in a color that provides a good contrast to the paper.
If the group is shy then start out presententing your own name tag.

Materials needed

Paper, blank stickers or the template
If paper is used safetypins or tape for attaching nametag
Pens

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