The collaborative face drawing is a fun interactive activity that helps with name memorization.

Running the activity:

  1. Give each participant a A4 paper and a pen.
  2. Instruct the participants to write their name on the bottom of the paper
  3. Ask everyone to walk randomly on the room until you say the word stop.
  4. Each person should pair up with someone near by
  5. Instruct the pair to exchange the papers
  6. Everyone should draw the other person eyes
  7. Instruct the pairs to exchange the papers again (now each person should have the paper with their name again)
  8. Repeat steps 3 to 8 for all face parts (eyes, noise, ears, chin, hair, facial hair and accessories)

Below are two photos from this activity. The first one shows step 3 where everyone is walking randomly waiting for the stop command. The second photo should the final result: a collaborative face drawing.


participants walking around (step 3)


sample result

I have learned this activity from Fernando Carlini GuimarĂ£es CEO and visual designer for