summer journal: simon says draw!
June 24th, 2013
Now that it’s officially summer, elsie marley is officially in summer mode. Like last year, I’m going to keep a simple summer journal. Post will be a bit shorter, a bit slap dash, just a peek into our summer days really.
If you like the idea of a simple, summertime blog I would love it if you played along! If you have a blog, use summer journal as your title. If you are more of an instgramer/twitterer/tumblrer type use the #summmerjournal hashtag. Leave a comment if you’d like to play along, so I can follow your summer journal!
The other afternoon, we played a game of Simon Says, Draw! Jean from the Artful Parent, posted about this game years ago and I’ve been meaning to try it ever since. It’s just like the Simon Says game you played when you were little only with drawing instead. So Simon says things like:
- draw a dot
- use a blue crayon
- draw a squiggle
- pass your marker to the left
- draw three eyes
- draw seven legs
- color something purple
- color with two markers at the same time (this one was a bit hit)
You can say Simon says at the beginning of the sentence or not. That part of the game got lost and we just had fun telling each other what to draw. Everyone’s picture ends up completely different. And it’s a great game to wake up your creativity on a hot summer afternoon.