- What materials will you need for this activity?
- What do you want to learn about the SDGs before you start playing?
- How will you play this game – will you use photos and create your own captions for them, or will you use prompts to start a discussion or inspire a drawing?
- In a small gathering, have one person select a photo or meme from the pile.
- Each person writes their own caption or title for the selected photo. This might be a funny, inspirational, serious, or silly
- Fold your paper and put it in a pile in the middle.
- The person who picked the photo or meme must then read the captions aloud and decide who wrote which caption.
- A point is rewarded to how many guesses were correct!
- Continue by having the next person around the circle choose the photo or meme.
- Using the prompts provided (or your own), select a prompt at random and read it aloud.
- Each person should draw a picture or write an answer to the prompt.
- Share your picture or answer with the rest of the group – you can either have a short discussion based on the prompt and the answers that people shared, or you can try another prompt.
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- What did you learn about the Sustainable Development Goals?
- What else would you like to learn about the SDGs?
- Photos or memes– these can be of anything. People, places, things, etc. from your community or around the world
- Prompts for the Goals
- Pen/pencil or other drawing supplies (if you’re going to draw to match a prompt, rather than write a prompt for a photo).
Prompts (feel free to use your own!):
No Poverty: What are some things we take for granted that not everyone has access to?
Zero Hunger: What does hunger feel like and how does it affect you?
Good Health and Well-Being: What healthy activities make you feel happy?
Quality Education: What do you like learning about the most?
Gender Equality: How can I support other people with a different gender than my own?
Clean Water and Sanitation: How much water do you think you use each day?
Affordable and Clean Energy: What would you be unable to do today if you did not have electricity?
Decent Work and Economic Growth: What is your dream job?
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: If you could invent anything, what would it be?
Reduced Inequalities: What are some inequalities that you cannot see with your eyes?
Sustainable Cities and Communities: What is the coolest thing about where you live?
Responsible Production and Consumption: Do you know what you can recycle where you live?
Climate Action: How can we prepare for extreme weather events?
Life Below Water: If you were a sea creature, what would you be?
Life on Land: What would you rely on if you had to survive outside where you live?
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: If you were Prime Minister, what would you do?
Partnerships for the Goals: What Goals will be the most challenging to accomplish?
Keep it Simple
- Start with simple prompts and have everyone draw out their ideas. If people are comfortable, have them share what they drew with the Group.
Take it Further
- Play Pictionary! Create a drawing of a project or concept related to a Goal – then, have the rest of the group guess what Goal your drawing relates to!