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Drama Game: Clap, Snap, Stomp


Dec 3, 2017 Drama Games , 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Focus Purpose: A simple game that requires focus and teamwork.  Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Count off around the circle “1, 2, 3”. (“1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc.”) 3. Do it again, but this time all the 1’s will be replaced by a snap of the fingers. (“snap, [...]

Drama Game: Magical Connection


May 1, 2017 Drama Games 0 Comments

Type: Focus, Observation/Communication Purpose: This game involves the instructor and an “assistant” who together have a secret form of communication, and the class who must guess what that “magic” communication is. This activity will help the whole class to focus, to think outside the box, and to explore all the different ways two people can communicate. Procedure:  1. Before [...]

Drama Game: Three Ball Toss (Name Game)


Jan 1, 2017 Drama Games , 4 Comments

Type: Focus, Ensemble Building Purpose: A great way to work on focus and collaboration through a repetitive physical activity.  Materials: 3 bean bags or light balls for the kids to throw. Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Begin by introducing just 1 ball to the group. 3. Tell the class that the goal of this [...]

Drama Game: Group Laugh (Without Laughing)


Sep 25, 2016 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Focus, Warm-Up Purpose: A simple activity to work on group focus. Procedure: 1. Create a sitting circle with the group. 2. Tell the class the goal is to perform the following activity without laughing. 3. Player #1 begins by saying “Ha”. 4. The Player to his/her left repeats the “Ha” and adds a new “Ha”. 5. The Player to his/her [...]

Drama Game: The Huddle


Apr 20, 2016 Drama Games , 0 Comments

  Type: Focus, Ensemble Building Purpose: 1. Instruct the class to quietly and slowly create a huddle (standing close together, arms around each other’s shoulders). 2. Tell them to close their eyes and be completely silent. 3. Lead them through one minute of slow and deep inhales and exhales. 4. When they are relaxed, ask them [...]

Drama Game: Straight Face Introduction


Feb 5, 2016 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Warm-up, Focus Purpose: A quick, simple game to help kids practice staying in character – even when saying something totally ridiculous. Procedure: 1.  Have the class stand in a circle. 2.  Instruct the kids that they are to go around the circle one by one introducing themselves. However the catch is: instead of using their real [...]