Draw your name

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Name of the Activity

Draw your name.

Aims of the Activity

Approaching digital media, finding differences in interpretations of the same symbol and an introduction to storytelling.

Resources, Materials needed

Papers and pens, colorful pencils.

Duration in minutes

Writing stories 15 minutes, sharing stories 30 minutes.

Step-by-step - what has to be done

- Participants write their names on a piece of paper, with letters from top to bottom.

- The they draw shapes from letters by converting letters into emojis.

- They tell a story using shapes (emojis - pictures)

Learning Outcomes - which skills are adressed

This exercise allows them to break free of personal barriers and fears and see that being creative and storytelling is not that difficult. At the beginning, the time to turn the letters into shapes and create the story should be kept very short so that the participants can produce it spontaneously without thinking for a long time. Otherwise, shyness of creating and telling a story will increase as the thinking time gets longer.