New musical plays for kids and teaching drama resources.

Drama Game: Silent and Serious


Dec 2, 2015 Drama Games 2 Comments

Silent Serious Drama GameType: Warm-up

Purpose: A fun exercise that will help students work on self-control.


1. Have each student choose a partner.

2. Instruct the students to stand back to back with their partner.

3. On the count of three, everyone must face their partner, and keep a silent and serious face.

4. Walk around as the inspector. The first person to smile or laugh must sit down.

5. Have the remaining students take new partners, then repeat the exercise again.

6. Keep going until there are only one or two pairs remaining.

7. If at the end no one is breaking down, allow the class to act as hecklers to try and disrupt them.

Have a comment or suggestion? Leave it below!

Image courtesy of stockimages at


Opt In Image


“It’s not often that I genuinely laugh at material written for this age group or genuinely get a lump in my throat. It’s so rewarding watching my younger actors perform material that doesn’t write down to them.”

Samuel Bush
September 20, 2014


  • Vinod Kumar K
    Dec 9, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply

    Great! Can be used for concentration or even to quieten a class.

  • jude
    Jan 20, 2016 at 5:39 am Reply

    Really looking fwd to trying this one. Have some disruptive children in one class. Fingers crossed

Leave a Reply