Smart Art


  • To work together on creating a piece of art in a limited time


  • Thick marker or 2 markers of different colors
  • Twine of a given length for each team member
  • White paper A3 or larger
  • A preview of a picture or word (not necessary)


Each member of the team is given a twine, which is tied at one end to a marker. Together they try to draw a picture or write a word on the paper while pulling on the twines. Set a time limit for this activity.

If you have large groups, use 2 markers of different colors. Maximum 8 people per marker.


  • How satisfied are you with your result?
  • What was the most difficult part of the initiative?
  • Can someone do it alone or only 2 people? How?
  • Have you ever tried something and failed because of another person?
  • Has it ever happened to you that you failed and then because of you, your team, your class, or your family also failed?
Things to keep in mind…
  • No one should touch the marker or the paper with their hands.

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