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Drama Game: Exaggeration Circle


Nov 4, 2013 Drama Games , 8 Comments

exagType: 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.


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 way around until the last person takes it to the EXTREME.

5.  After a couple times with just movement, tell the players they can add a sound as well.


–  Encourage the kids to never lose a sense of the original gesture in their exaggerations.

–  This can be a great lead in to character development, taking small traits and enhancing them to extremes.

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“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


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