Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games

Shaving Cream Pictionary


This is a fun and messy take on Pictionary. All you need is a rectangular table (the kind EVERY church has) and some cans of shaving cream.

Choose 8 students and put them on 2 teams of 4. Put one team of 4 students on one side of the table and the other team of 4 students on the opposing side of the table. Then squirt a big dollop of shaving cream in the middle of the table.

Have the two teams choose one person from their team who will be the “guesser.” The other three will be the “sculptors.”

Now you’re ready to play.

Give one of the teams a word to “sculpt.” Of course, make sure that the team’s “guesser” can’t hear it. They have 45 seconds to “sculpt” the answer. They CANNOT spell it into the shaving cream; they must “sculpt” a picture of it; hence the name of the game.

If the team’s guesser gets it right, that team gets a point. If not, the other team gets to guess at what the word is. After that, give the second team a chance to sculpt their own word.

Run two rounds (two words for both teams) but have a tie breaker ready to go just in case.

NOTE: This game works well for smaller groups, unless you have the capability of broadcasting it onto the video screens up front. If you don’t have that capability, then only use this game with smaller groups, otherwise, no one will be able to see except those participating in it.

Idea by Gina


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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