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Drama Game: Emotional Quadrants


Jul 25, 2018 Drama Games 4 Comments

Type: Creativity Purpose: An active way to allow students to explore a range of emotions. Procedure: 1. Create a cross in the center of the playing area. This can be done with jump ropes, chairs, chalk, etc. The goal is to make it clear there are four distinct quadrants that the students will pass through as they walk around [...]

Drama Game: Affect the Player


May 8, 2018 Drama Games , 8 Comments

Type:  Creativity, Improv Purpose: A useful game that will help students explore objective and tactics. Most appropriate for slightly older students. Prep: Write a list of feelings up on the board (provided at the bottom of this post) Procedure: 1. Divide the students into pairs (preferably random pairs.) 2. Tell the students that you will give them [...]

Drama Game: Moose!


Oct 18, 2017 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Creativity, Improv Purpose: This fast-paced improv game helps students quickly be able to justify their actions in the middle of an improv. This game is best for slightly older students with some improv experience. Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Go around the circle having each student count off as “A” [...]

Drama Game: Witch & Wizard Cauldron


Aug 27, 2017 Drama Games , 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Creativity Purpose: A fun game that will help students begin to think about using their voice and body to create different types of characters. Procedure: 1. Gather the students into a standing circle. 2. Tell the students to close their eyes. When you snap, they will be transformed into a witch or wizard. They should [...]

Drama Game: Emotional Transfer


Mar 7, 2017 Drama Games , 3 Comments

Type: Improv, Creativity Purpose: A simple improv game for more advanced actors. Procedure: 1. Ask two players to take the stage. 2. Assign two different emotions to each of the players. 3. Ask the audience for a setting and conflict, and have the two players improvise a scene starting with the emotions they were assigned. 4. Over the [...]

Drama Game: Superfans


Feb 13, 2017 Drama Games , 2 Comments

Type: Improv, Creativity Purpose: A simple improv game that helps create a positive creative environment. Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a semi-circle.  2. Everyone standing in the semi-circle is a “superfan” of whomever steps in front of them. 3. One at a time members of the group will step in front and narrate a real or fictional [...]

Drama Game: Malapropism


Aug 2, 2016 Drama Games , 0 Comments

  Type: Warm-up, Creativity Purpose: A simple short activity to help students relax and break down barriers to creativity. Definition: A malapropism is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance. Procedure: 1. Have the students walk around the room. 2. As they walk [...]

Drama Game: Questions


Jul 6, 2016 Drama Games , 4 Comments

Type: Improv, Creativity Purpose: A popular improv game that will help students think beyond the most obvious answer. Procedure: 1. Divide the class into two lines, in which the heads of the lines face each other centerstage. 2. Give the students a prompt or setting. 3. The heads of each line come together and interact based on the prompt, but they [...]

Drama Game: The Great Booga Booga Booga


Jun 5, 2016 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Creativity, Improv Procedure: 1.  Ask 3 players to take the stage. 2. One player sits cross-legged, another kneels behind him, and another stands behind him. They have their hands clasped together as if praying and heads bowed. Together, they make up The Great Booga Booga Booga, an oracle-type being that can answer any question [...]

Drama Game: MacGyver


May 9, 2016 Drama Games , 2 Comments

  Type: Improv, Creativity Purpose: A fun improv activity for slightly older students. Procedure: 1. First, you may want to tell the class that MacGyver was a very popular U.S. TV series in the 1980s/90s about a secret agent who solves complex problems with everyday ordinary objects. 2. In this activity they will all get a chance to be [...]