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Drama Game: Slow Motion Emotion

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Jan 9, 2014 Drama Games 7 Comments

slow motion emotion theatre gameType: Creativity

Purpose: This is a great primer for beginning character work.

Procedure:

1.  In a bowl, have slips of paper with different emotions written on them.

2.  Ask three students to take the stage.

3.  Have one of the students draw an emotion from the bowl and show it to the other two.

4.  As you slowly count down from 10 to 1, they are to very gradually put that emotion in their bodies and their faces.

5.  Have the class guess which emotion they chose and reflect on what gave away that emotion.

List of emotions:

Friendly
Angry
Sad
Embarrassed
Frustrated
Annoyed
Eager
Shy
Nervous
Loving
Confident
Proud
Curious
Fascinated
Excited
Energetic
Surprised
Grateful
Touched
Hopeful
Happy
Peaceful

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Comments

  • Joey Bolger
    Oct 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm Reply

    So helpful!! Thank you!

  • Elaine
    Nov 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm Reply

    This was very helpful. Thanks!

  • Jonathan R Ellman
    Mar 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm Reply

    Thanks a million for this great resource. Can I suggest you make a printable version for ease of copying?

    1. bbbpress
      Mar 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm Reply

      Hi Jonathan, you’re very welcome. Thanks for the suggestion. We have a downloadable printable version of the all the games here: http://www.bbbpress.com/drama-games-for-kids/

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  • Fitnat
    Apr 9, 2018 at 7:24 pm Reply

    Thank you so much
    It has ever being my dream to be an actress and with this i think half
    of my problem have been solved

  • Steve
    Jul 16, 2018 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Great idea, thanks for posting it!

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