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Advantages of Pictionary for Kids

Advantages of Pictionary

Pictionary is a classic guessing and drawing game that has entertained people of all ages for over three decades. This simple yet engaging game is played in teams where the only communication allowed is drawing.

What is a Pictionary?

Pictionary is a board game that can be played by three or more players in teams. Players attempt to guess the words from the pictures drawn by other players. This game allows the players to convey the meaning of a word or a concept through pictures. The team that guesses the most words correctly within a limited amount of time wins.

Pictionary offers numerous cognitive and social benefits for kids. In this blog, we take a closer look at some of the advantages that Pictionary has to offer kids.

Advantages of Pictionary

  1. Boosting creativity and imagination
  2. Pictionary boosts creativity and imagination in children. Kids are encouraged to think creatively to visually depict words and concepts. This process stimulates their creative and visual skills allowing them to explore innovative possibilities.

  3. Encouraging artistic expression
  4. Playing Pictionary regularly, helps children develop their artistic skills. By drawing various objects, people, and scenes, Pictionary is an excellent game for children to explore different art styles and mediums. They might experiment with watercolours, markers, or even chalk, leading them to discover new techniques and develop their unique artistic style.

  5. Stimulating Innovative thinking
  6. Pictionary stimulates innovative thinking in kids. Kids are compelled to use their imagination and come up with creative ways to represent the word, the phrase or the concept. This enhances their problem-solving abilities, which prove valuable in many areas of life.

    For instance, if the word is “global warming”, a child might draw a melting ice cap or a tree on fire to represent the negative effects of climate change. This requires them to think critically about the concept and find a way to visually communicate it to others.

  7. Developing storytelling skills
  8. Pictionary goes beyond drawing; it requires children to tell a story. Kids must convey the meaning behind their drawings so that their teammates can correctly guess the word or phrase. This exercises their storytelling abilities and improves their overall communication skills. Words and phrases prompt them to think about the context of the drawing and come up with a narrative that aligns with the theme.

  9. Improving cognitive abilities
  10. Pictionary enhances children’s cognitive abilities, which are beneficial for them in various aspects of their lives. Some of the benefits include:

  11. Enhanced memory and recall
  12. Pictionary challenges children to remember words and phrases and recall them when drawing. This not only enhances their memory and recall but also their observation skills. Research has shown that playing memory-based games like Pictionary can improve both short-term and long-term memory. Just as muscles grow stronger with exercise, the brain becomes more adept at remembering and retrieving information through practising memory and recall skills in games like Pictionary.

  13. Enhanced problem-solving
  14. Pictionary requires children to use their problem-solving abilities to create effective ways of representing various words and phrases. This fosters their overall problem-solving skills in many areas of life. By playing Pictionary, children learn to approach problems from different angles and develop innovative solutions. This enables them to become more confident and effective problem-solvers in various aspects of life.

  15. Strengthens focus and concentration
  16. Playing games that require focused attention enhances concentration and attention span. By immersing themselves in Pictionary, children can sharpen their ability to stay focused and attentive in all areas of life.

  17. Enhancing communication skills
  18. Communication is an essential aspect of life, and Pictionary helps build several forms of communication skills in children like active listening. Pictionary involves paying close attention to what the other person is saying and responding appropriately. This teaches them to start listening actively to each other.

  19. Promoting social Interaction and teamwork
  20. Playing Pictionary is an opportunity for kids to form bonds and establish meaningful connections through teamwork. It serves as an excellent icebreaker, facilitating introductions and fostering friendships with new people. This is especially beneficial for kids who struggle with shyness or have difficulty making friends.

    In Pictionary, kids are encouraged to work together in teams, collaborating to guess each other’s drawings. This cultivates a sense of teamwork and they learn the value of cooperation.

    Also Read: Encourage Social Development in Children

Encouraging healthy competition

Pictionary helps children to learn how to handle disappointment and setbacks during a competition. When their team does not guess their drawing correctly, they learn to accept the outcome and move on to the next round. This is a valuable lesson in resilience and perseverance.


Pictionary offers much more than mere entertainment. It provides numerous cognitive and social benefits for kids. Visit the EuroSchool centre near you and enrol your child.

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