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Drama Game: Alien, Tiger, Cow

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Jun 13, 2014 Drama Games 8 Comments

Game for kidsType: Warm-up

Purpose: A fun way to get students comfortable around each other and outside their shell.

Procedure:

1.  Have everyone stand in a circle.

2.  On the count of 3, the players have the choice of being one of three things (like rock, paper, scissors):

ALIEN: they hold their fingers up to their head like an antennae and say “Bleep, bleep, bleep”

TIGER: they throw their hands out like claws and say “Roooar!”

COW: they put their hands on their tummies with fingers sticking out (like utters) and say “Mooo”

3.  On the count of 3 everyone has the choice of being one of these things.

4.  Whichever one of these things is in the minority, those players must leave the circle (i.e. there are 4 aliens, 7 tigers, and 3 cows: the cows are in the minority and must leave the circle)

5.  Continue until there are only 1 or 2 people left.

VARIATION:

– A different approach to playing this game is for the goal be for everyone to become the SAME character (no elimination). Obviously it will take a few turns for this to happen. Let the students organically try to figure it out.

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  • Beth
    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:52 am Reply

    Do the musicals you sell come with sheet music or pre recorded?

    1. bbbpress
      Apr 11, 2015 at 8:38 am Reply

      Hi Beth, the musicals come with both sheet music and pre recorded music. You can read about everything that comes in the production kit here: http://www.bbbpress.com/production-kit/

  • Collina
    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:48 am Reply

    you can also tell all kids to move around acting like the animal that has been copied by the highest number of kids then form a new circle and start again.

  • Alison Chaplin
    Aug 23, 2017 at 5:05 am Reply

    I’m going to change to COW, CHICKEN, FARMER to link to a drama script I’ve written based on Old MacDonald’s Farm. COW is the same action; CHICKEN flaps wings and says ‘chick chick’; FARMER makes digging action and says ‘ooh-aar’.

  • bella cates
    Oct 23, 2017 at 1:23 pm Reply

    Why do you have to say weird things for each choice when all of the motions are different. Like why not just do the motions and not say anything.

  • bella cates
    Oct 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm Reply

    Why do you have to say weird things for each choice when all of the motions are different? Like why not just do the motions and not say anything?

  • Jen
    Dec 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm Reply

    I’m going to use something “udder” than a cow. Maybe a crow.

  • Anne
    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:45 pm Reply

    I did this in middle or high school? We did “Gorilla,” “Man,” and “Woman.” Man was flexing your muscles, gorilla was the classic one hand on head, one under arm, and woman was two hands on your hips. Woman beat man, man beat gorilla, and gorilla beat woman. There was no weird sounds, and the gestures were similar enough you could do it fairly quickly.

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