10 great activities that allow students to tap into their senses so that they may later apply what they learned to their role in a play or performance.
Utilizing the five senses can dramatically improve student’s abilities to portray believable characters. Here are ten fantastic games that help students become more aware of their senses and the importance of incorporating this element into their acting.
Example of a sensory game:
Actors sit in a circle and close their eyes. The group leader calls out various settings; students imagine that they are there, and call out what they hear. Invite students to listen to what everyone else is hearing just as much as offering what they hear.
Kitchen at breakfast time
Airplane just before take off
Trick-or-treating on Halloween
Busy day on a ranch
Emergency room in a hospital
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