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Drama Game: Toilet Paper Icebreaker

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Aug 3, 2014 Drama Games , 6 Comments

Toilet Paper Drama GameType: Warm-up, Ensemble Building

Purpose: A fun, simple way to help a new group get familiar with each other.

Procedure:

1.  Have the group sit in a circle.

2.  Hold up a roll of toilet paper. Tell the students you’re going to pass it around the circle, and they can take off as many or as few sheets as they like.

3.  After the roll has gone all the way around the circle, share with them the “twist” to the game: For each sheet that they took, they have to tell the group something about themselves.

4.  EXAMPLE: If Isabel took five sheets, then: 1) I like to dance 2) My favorite color is purple 3) I have a dog named Sammy 4) This summer I went to Hawaii 5) I’m really afraid of snakes.

5.  Not only will the group learn from the information each student shares, but you will also learn personalities based on who took a lot of sheets and who took only a few.

6  OPTION: Afterwards, have everyone throws their sheet into the center. This represents all the new information we now know about each other.

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Comments

  • Normi Noel
    Sep 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Hi, I play this too, but have the kids choose a number between one and ten. However the toilet sheets are just way more fun!

  • Caitlyn
    Sep 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm Reply

    This game is so fun to play with little kids

  • Lynda Noriel
    Jan 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm Reply

    It was a fun way to get my kindergarten class to introduce themselves! Bravo!~

  • Lynda Noriel
    Jan 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm Reply

    It was a fun way to get my kindergarten class to introduce themselves! Bravo!~
    This was absolutely my favorite game to play!

  • Lynda Noriel
    Jan 19, 2016 at 12:25 pm Reply

    This was absolutely my favourite game to play!~

  • Amy Slupe
    Sep 2, 2017 at 3:02 am Reply

    Also great to save until farther into your rehearsal process. Use the sheets to have the actors share details about the character they’re playing.

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