Fun games for the family that are also educational are hard to find at a reasonable price, and I’m happy to say we’ve found just the game. The Pick and Draw game by Rich Davis will fit in your pocket and not leave you out of pocket.
We were introduced to this game almost 3 years ago when we reviewed The Big Book of Pick and Draw Activities. I was so impressed with all of the learning activities that could accompany the game, that I immediately ordered myself a deck of the cards and am happy to partner with Rich again! (This post contains affiliate links)
What is the Pick and Draw Game?
Pick and Draw (PAD) is a special deck of cards. They are divided into the following groups:
How To play Pick And Draw
First you gather up some paper and pencils, pencil crayons, markers, etc.
Then you simply pick up one card from each category above and draw the features in that order. This game can be played by one player, but if more than one person is playing, then there are a couple of options.
- Each person can choose different cards at the same time.
2. Only one card is picked and everyone draws the same feature. This is always interesting because each character will look very different! The features can be drawn right side up, upside down, sideways, large, or small. Each variation makes the end character unique.
I tend to think of how 10 eye witnesses can describe the same person so differently when we play this way.
3. Use the Big Book of Pick And Draw Activities for so many more ways to play, as well as ways to add it into your language arts and art classes.
Pick and Draw would be perfect for travel by plane, train, bus, boat, or other means as it takes so little space, and is so easy to play. Bring it out while waiting for connections and you’ll soon have a crowd of interested onlookers interested in what all the fun is!
Great for family get-togethers, parties, and in every setting: home, school, daycare, babysitter’s. I’m sure you could purchase several sets and make a lot of people happy this year.
Pick and Draw impressed us so much that we included it in our list of favourite educational games, too.
Disclaimer: This has been a sponsored post, but the opinions are all ours.