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Pic an Order
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Posting Details
Country of origin United States
Created by Rachel Rhodes
Posted by Rachel Rhodes
Date first posted February 10, 2014
Game details
Game genre Creative thinking
Game summary Given four pictures, pick an order so that the pictures next to each other have something in common. Here is an example of four pictures and a possible ordering.
# of players 3 to a whole classroom
For ages 8+


Other details


Game Designer / CreatorEdit

  • Created by Rachel Rhodes

Game SummaryEdit

Given 4 pictures, pick an order so that the pictures next to each other have something in common. Here is an example of four pictures and a possible ordering.

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flute – violin – guitar – drums

The flute and violin are used in classical music. The violin and guitar are both string instruments. The guitar and the drums are used in a rock band.

This game exercises students’ abilities to categorize objects in different ways. Often the four pictures can be ordered and categorized in multiple ways.

Players / ModeratorsEdit

  • Ages 8 and up.
  • A whole classroom full of students.
  • Need one moderator to present the pictures and call on respondents.

Game Set-up and ConstructionEdit

  • Just gather the students in front of a screen where a projector will show the pictures or in front of a poster board with the pictures printed or pasted on it.
  • Have a set of pictures ready to go. Our research team can create further sets of pictures.
  • No cost!

How to Play / Game RulesEdit

  1. Moderator explains the rules of Pic an Order.
  2. Moderator shows a set of four pictures.
  3. Students try to create an order where adjacent pictures have something in common.
  4. Students who successfully create a unique order will earn a point. Most sets of pictures have multiple ways they can be ordered.

Templates / DiagramsEdit

  • NA

Related Web LinksEdit

  • NA

Other DetailsEdit

This game exercises the ability to categorize objects in different ways. Categorization is an important cognitive skill for students to become adept at.

Below are more sets of pictures. Again, our research team can create new sets of pictures and so will be a resource for teachers.

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