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Drama Game: Alien, Tiger, Cow

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Jun 13, 2014 Drama Games 7 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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Comments

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

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

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      Apr 11, 2015 at 8:38 am Reply

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  • 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.

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