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Drama Game: Toilet Paper Icebreaker


Aug 3, 2014 Drama Games , 7 Comments

Type: 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 [...]

Drama Game: Greetings


Jun 22, 2014 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Type: Warm-up Purpose: A fun, simple ice breaker to play with a new group. Helps to get the kids interacting, make choices, and act a little silly in front of each other. Appropriate for young and older kids. Procedure: 1.  Ask the students to walk around greeting each other. 2.  At first allow them to do this however [...]

Drama Game: Alien, Tiger, Cow


Jun 13, 2014 Drama Games 8 Comments

Type: 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 [...]

Drama Game: Look & Scream


Feb 23, 2014 Drama Games 12 Comments

Type: Warm-up Procedure: 1.  Have the class stand in a circle. 2.  Tell everyone to look down. 3.  Assign a counter to count “1, 2, 3…look!” 4.  On “look” everyone must look up and directly at someone in the circle. 5.  If the person you are looking is not looking back at you, you are [...]

Drama Game: Pass the Sound


Jan 16, 2014 Drama Games , 6 Comments

Type: Warm-up, Focus Procedure: 1.  In a standing circle, pass a “whoosh” around the circle. This is done by saying “whoosh!” and throwing your hands toward the person next to you. 2.  After it goes around a couple times stop the “Whoosh!” and send a “Bing!” going the opposite way, using a different hand gesture. 3. [...]

Drama Game: Bomb and Shield


Nov 29, 2013 Drama Games 5 Comments

Type: Warm-up Purpose:  Great to play as a fun warm-up or a mid-session activity if the kids have been sitting for too long. Procedure: 1.  Have the kids stand in a circle. 2.  Ask the kids to silently choose two people in the circle and label them: 1 person as a “bomb” and 1 person as [...]

Drama Game: Exaggeration Circle


Nov 4, 2013 Drama Games , 7 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Break Out of Shell Purpose:  A simple way to get some of even the shiest kids acting bold in front of the group. Procedure: 1.  Players stand in a circle. 2.  One player starts a small gesture. 3.  The next player takes it over and makes it even bigger. 4.  This continues all the [...]

Drama Game: Ducks and Cows


Nov 4, 2013 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Type:  Warm-Up, Break Out of Shell Purpose:  Super quick and simple way to a) get everyone’s energy up and b) split the class into two groups. Procedure:  1.  Everyone stands in a circle and closes their eyes. 2.  Go around the circle and tap students one by one.  A tap on the right shoulder makes [...]

Drama Game: Splat!


Nov 3, 2013 Drama Games , 7 Comments

Type: Warm-up, Focus Purpose:  A great game to start off a session to warm-up voices and bodies, and get everyone to have some fun. Procedure: 1.  Ask the group to make a circle. Teacher stands in the middle. 2.  The teacher throws an imaginary pie at one person in the circle. 3.  That person must duck and [...]

Drama Game: Rainstorm


Oct 30, 2013 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Focus Purpose:   This is a great game to play in the beginning of a session to calm down a group of high-energy students. It’s simple, peaceful, and allows everyone to focus on one common goal. Procedure: 1.  The goal is to create the sound of a rainstorm using only our bodies.  This [...]