I have always loved to see how different people draw and guess when playing this game. I can tell a good bit about a person's past experiences and where that person "comes from" by observing his or her drawings. Of course this time I was playing with my own children, so I already know their backgrounds. It was still a lot of fun, though! I thought it might be fun to include some of the pictures we drew during the game. The first picture is one that I drew. Can you guess what it is supposed to be?
What about this one? Have any ideas? I drew this one too. Nobody ever guessed it correctly. Sometimes, after drawing a picture for the others to guess, I just don't have any additional ideas for drawings to add to help them understand better and guess what it is. This was one of those times. Maybe you can figure it out!
And the last one here was drawn by me as well. (My kiddos didn't want their drawings included! I thought they did a great job, but I'm respecting their wishes. At least I did get to include one of my kids' drawings.) Of course when I drew the picture it didn't have the words at the bottom. I added those later so I wouldn't forget what my son said in response to my drawing. I was attempting to draw the word "shield." I drew what I hoped looked like little Vikings with shields. Then I drew an axe in the hand of the Viking on the right. When that didn't help, I drew a gun in the hand of the other Viking. See the little bullets he's shooting?
Well, when my son gave up guessing and asked me what it was, I explained. He was indignant! He immediately said, "Oh my goodness! You don't use shields with guns!" It was so funny because he was so appalled by my terrible drawing! I laughed until the kiddos started laughing along with me. Then we were all laughing but weren't even sure why!
Sometimes it's terribly difficult to make myself stop and play games with the kids, but I'm (almost) always glad that I did. Nearly every time we play a game together, we end up laughing and having a really great time together. In fact, perhaps that should be one of my New Year's resolutions (which I really don't make, but I might make an exception for this one!). At least it would be an easy and pleasant one to keep!
So what about you? Do you have any board games that you like to play together as a family? I'd love to hear if you do!
NOTE: If you're wondering what the pictures are, I'll list them here:
1. The first one is "ballerina slippers."
2. The next one is "button down collar." That weird thing that I thought was a baby bottle was actually supposed to be a dog wearing a collar!
3. This one is "hike." I was trying to draw people hiking up a mountain.
4. The last one, as I already mentioned, is "shield."
So how did you do? Were you able to guess any of them?