Type: Ensemble Building, Creativity
Purpose: Although this game doesn’t have anything to do with theatre/drama specifically, it’s great for team-building and forces kids to think outside the box.
Materials: 1) A long beach towel 2) A hand towel (old ones that you don’t mind getting dirty).
1. Divide the class into groups. Each group should have 4-8 students.
2. Clear the stage. With masking tape, create a starting line and finish line on opposite sides of the stage.
3. Ask one group to take the stage and line up behind the starting line. Give the group both the beach towel and the hand towel.
4. The goal of each group is to get from the starting line to the finish line as quickly as possible, while keeping everyone’s feet ON the towels at all times.
5. If any team members’ foot touches the floor, they must start over while the clock continues to run.
6. They can use any technique they can think of.
7. Use a stopwatch to time each team. The team that accomplishes this task the fastest wins.
– If the kids get stuck, “How else could you use those towels to solve the problem?” “Think outside the box!”
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