This Summer Themed Pictionary printable game for kids is a fun, low prep activity to keep kids busy during summer break.
Drawing games like Pictionary are classic party games that can be played at home, at school, while on vacation, at family gatherings, or even on a video call. It’s a nice option for summertime family game nights.
One of the reasons we love games like this is because it can easily be adapted for different ages and themes too.
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Summer Themed Pictionary Ideas
Keep the kids learning and minimize summer slide by playing games and encouraging free play. Not only are games fun, but they provide lots of learning opportunities too!
My kids always look forward to summer, so they helped me create this list of pictionary drawing prompts about summer.
The printable word list has 45 Pictionary prompts about activities, food, and other items that make people think of summer. There are also 9 blank cards so you can write in your own clues.
The Summer Pictionary printable set is File 145 in our resource library. (Fill out the form at the bottom of this post to receive the password for free access if you do not have it already.)
A few examples include: swimming, s’mores, flip flops, and lemonade.
If you don’t want to limit the game to only summer related items, you can add the cards from our other printable drawing games too.
The clue cards can be printed out on regular printer paper. I recommend printing on white card stock for better durability. You can also laminate them.
Once you print and cut out the clues, the basic game play consists of someone picking a card and drawing the word while other players try to guess what they are drawing.
Generally players are split into two teams. Each person on the team will rotate to take turns drawing while their team members shout out guesses.
Another option is to play without teams or scores. Let each child take a turn drawing and have all the other children guess. This keeps it a fun activity regardless of the number of kids and removes the focus of team competition.
Playing games with kids is a lot of fun and also provides social and educational benefits. This game helps kids to think differently about communication.
They need to think quickly about what their word or phrase is and how to draw it. This helps kids practice reasoning skills, nonverbal communication skills, as well as creative problem solving.
They need to think about what their team will understand as they draw. And the children guessing need to make quick connections about what they are seeing and guessing.
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