GRADE: any
LENGTH: 5 minutes
TOPIC: following instructions



This fun exercise allows students not just listen, but also create at the same time.

Have your students take out a blank piece of paper and give them instructions on what to draw.

For example, you might say the following:

  • Draw a square in the center of your paper.
  • Draw a triangle on top of the square.
  • Draw a small rectangle inside the square, at the bottom.
  • Draw two small squares inside the square near the top.

If your students listen correctly, they will have drawn a house (or something like it), and you will be able to tell with one glance whether they understood your directions.

Of course, you can make Listen and Draw as complicated as you like depending on the skill level of your students.

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