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Drama Game: MeYouYouMe Name Game


Jan 28, 2018 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Purpose: A fun, quick game to help learn the names of everyone in the class. Procedure: 1. Have the students stand in a single line. 2. The 1st student in line (i.e. Marc) turns to the 2nd student in line (i.e. Rachel) and initiates the following script (taken from the name of the game, Me You You [...]

Drama Game: Do Nothing


Jan 3, 2018 Drama Games 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up Purpose: This game fits in a category that I call minimalism :)  Extremely simple, yet effective at focusing a class and having a bit of fun in the beginning of a session. Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Tell them (with a wink) you are about to introduce to them a [...]

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: 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: Two-Headed Monster Dance


Aug 7, 2017 Drama Games 1 Comment

Type: Warm-Up Purpose: A fun warm-up that allows everyone to be a little silly and breaks down barriers. Procedure: 1.  Have the students pair up (preferably to someone they don’t know very well.) 2. Tell the pairs to stand back to back and to hook their elbows together. 3. Play some music with a beat. The pairs must [...]

Drama Game: Ninja Star, Baby Kitten, Angry Chihuahua


Jan 9, 2017 Drama Games 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up Purpose: A fun short warm-up to loosen kids up and have them practice pantomime.  Procedure: 1. Have the class silently walk around an open space. 2. Tell the students that they are going to mime passing different objects from person to person as they walk through the space. To pass an object, they must make perfect eye [...]

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: 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: 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 [...]

Drama Game: Drawing Introduction


Jan 3, 2016 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Type: Warm-up, Ensemble Building Purpose: A unique way to allow kids to get to know each other at the beginning of a semester. Procedure: 1. Randomly divide the class into pairs. 2. Provide each student with a blank piece of paper and something to write with. 3. Instruct the students to silently think about items or objects [...]