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Drama Game: Yes, No, Please, Banana


Apr 19, 2015 Drama Games , 4 Comments

Type: Break Out of Shell, Creativity

Banana Drama GamePurpose: A fun, simple exercise to help students become comfortable performing in front of the class and break out of their shell.


1. Divide the class into pairs.

2. The goal of each pair is to create a 30 second scene using only four words: “Yes”, “No”, “Please” and “Banana”.

3. Depending on the age group, encourage the students to include a range of emotions in the scene, and if possible to have a beginning, middle and end. Although many of the scenes will be silly, encourage them to try and make it believable.

4. Allow the kids a few minutes to practice, then have them perform in front of the class.

TIP: Consider performing an example scene with an assistant before allowing the kids to create their own.

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  • Kathryn
    Jun 9, 2015 at 5:28 pm Reply

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    1. bbbpress
      Jun 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm Reply

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  • sukhjeet
    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply

    I am an English teacher for some reasons i had to take speech and drama along with English last year ..i want to thank you for rich resource of activities that i could successfully made children love my class.

  • Ms. Nissen
    May 22, 2019 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Great activity!
    My class had a lot of fun, and also showed me a range of emotion and vocal expression with just those 4 words! It was 30 minutes well spent.

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