In Games and warm-ups, Measurement and Geometry

Learning Objective:
Follow directions and coordinates to create a picture.

Intended Outcome:
The right picture.


  • Grid paper
  • Brown, red and black pens

Game Objective:
To work out what the mystery image is.


  1. Label the x-axis A–T
  2. Label the y-axis 1–17
  3. Colour in the following coordinates on the grid according to these instructions:
    • Red: G7, G8, K5, L6, M7
    • Black: D17, F17, H17, J17, A16, D16, E16, I16, J16, M16, B15, D15, J15, L15, C14, D14, J14, K14, E13, I13, F12, H12, F10, H10
    • Brown: D11, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, F6, F7, F8, F9, F11, G6, G9, G10, G11, H1, H2, H6, H7, H8, H9, H11, I3, I7, I8, I9, I10, I11, I12,J3, J4, J6, J7 J11, K1, K2, K4, K6, K7, L3, L4, L5, L7, M4, M5, M6, N4, N5, N6, N7, O4, O5, O6, O7, P4, P5, P6, P7, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, R4, R5, R6, R7, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8, T1, T2
  4. You can either call out the coordinates or give each student a copy of them.


  • Try reading the coordinates out in a random order, so that the picture does not become clear until later. The skill is then also in the listening as well as in following directions.
  • As another fun activity, you can then get the kids to create their own mystery image, and have them give it to another class mate to solve.
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