Picture pass-it-on fun

Play this game with a friend. It starts with big colourful spots and a few squiggly lines, and then it's time to pass it on! The next ArtPlay artist turns these lines and squiggles into a wonderful creation. Let’s see what they will create!


15 min

What you need:

  • Easy Grip Finger Crayons
  • Paper
  • Timer (optional) to track time while each ArtPlay artist draws

Skill Level

Messy Points

Step 1

On a piece of paper, draw four (4) big bright spots on the page, add in three (3) straight lines and two (2) squiggly shapes. Ta-da! You've made the drawing page to be shared in the game.

Step 2

Pass the paper to your friend and see what picture they create! Do they join the shapes into a big rocket ship, or perhaps a lily pad with a funny frog? Maybe they’ll make a silly face!


If you like, use a timer to track the time and build excitement as you wait for the art to be created.

Step 3

It’s now time to start the game again. Swap over and draw a new set of spots, dots, lines and shapes and see what new pictures you can create from your friend’s markings!

Big Thinkers

Using our imagination helps our minds grow. Creative challenge spark ideas and widen horizons.

Skill Development

Visual Perception: Children learn to make sense of shapes and lines by turning them into something greater.

EYLF Outcome 5a: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.

EYLF Outcome 5b: Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts.

EYLF Outcome 5c: Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.

EYLF Outcome 5d: Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work