Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Digital Literacy

Reading and Writing

Inspired by the Surrealists, players will enter a world of opportunities to explore playful stories, write weird poetry and design strange art.

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July 16, 2020


  • Communication
  • Creativity

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Learning Objectives

  • Students learn multiple ways to play this collaborative, creative game.
  • Students gain practice with creative writing and imaginative building.
  • Students envision ways to play Exquisite Corpse in Minecraft.

Guiding Ideas

  • How can a surreal virtual world support learning about creative practices and surreal art?
  • How do writers use weird examples to develop weird work?


Student Activities

Teacher Preparation and Notes:

  1. Discuss with students the connections they see between art and writing.
  2. Help students access prior knowledge related to storytelling and games.
  3. Ask students to freewrite in response to artwork by Salvador Dali.

Student experiences:

  • Students will engage with multiple easy-to-play Exquisite Corpse lessons by watching videos, listening to explanations, and reading and viewing examples of surreal art.
  • Students will make notes and respond to writing prompts using a Book and Quill.
  • By rotating through four stations- a learning station, an observation station, a building station and a writing station, students will experience an immersion in the game Exquisite Corpse.

Performance Expectations

  • Students will author notes, respond to writing prompts and compose to demonstrate an understanding of the game.
  • Students will draft playful stories, write weird poetry and design strange art.



  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References