Essential Lists for Teaching Improv

Essential Lists for Teaching Improv
Browse our ready-made selection of lists for improv, such as characters, locations, and more.

Rules and Tips for Improv in Drama Class

Rules and Tips for Improv
17 rules and tips for improv that can help any group immediately heighten their skills! (6 pages)

Improv Warm-ups for Drama Class

Improv Warm-ups
17 pages of improv warm-ups categorized by learning goal!

50 Improv Games for Drama Class

50 Improv Games
50 improv games with detailed instructions organized into categories!

Award Ceremony Drama Game

Award Ceremony
Fun, original Drama Notebook activity for all ages. Students play presenters and recipients of fictitious awards. Three pages of awards are included!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Experts

Students will LOVE this activity in which they get to become immediate experts on funny or serious subjects! 32 funny topics and 32 serious ones are ready to print out, cut apart and put into a hat.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-World's Worst Auditions

World’s Worst Auditions
Hilarious original drama activity in which students take turns delivering terrible performances! Two scripts are included.

Scene Starters for Pairs
Here are 28 imaginative scene starters for younger students and 28 scene starters for older students! Print them out and start the activity immediately.

Advanced Scene Starters for Drama Class

How to Put on a Themed Show
18 page guide that easily walks you through the process of creating a themed-show that is fully created by the students.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-First Line Last Line Drama Activity

First Line Last Line
Use this fun activity with older or advanced students. 11 ‘first lines’ and 11 ‘last lines’ are ready to print out and put in a hat. Students work in pairs to create improvised scenes using the lines as prompts.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Inventions Drama Activity

Improv activity for all ages that sparks the imagination. Complete instructions, a printable list of 27 objects, and an example of a skit is included.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Lines in a Pocket Drama Activity

Lines in a Pocket
Detailed instructions for the classic improv game also known as ‘Bucket.’ Included are 28 scene suggestions and over 60 random lines! Best for older or advanced students.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Open House Drama Activity

Open House
Hilarious original drama game in which students play realtors and home buyers!

Restaurant Quirks Drama Activity for Schools

Restaurant Quirks
Fun improv game in which team members play characters in a restaurant that all have hidden agendas or quirks!

List of Party Quirks for Drama Class

Obstacles and Party Quirks
Popular improv game that has been featured on “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Includes complete instructions and a list of over 80 quirks!

‘Say What’ Drama Activity
This is a fun, printable improv activity also known as ‘Scenes from a Hat.’ It works best for older or advanced students

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Talking Objects Drama Activity

Talking Objects
In this original Drama Notebook activity, team members take on the characteristics of inanimate objects that argue with each other! Tremendously fun for all ages!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Therapist Drama Activity

Therapist Game
Use this hilarious original improv activity with your older or advanced students. Includes instructions for the game and 40 disorders that students may draw out of a hat.

‘World’s Worst’ Drama Activity
Improv game featuring over 80 hilarious prompts. Best for older or advanced students.

Wizard Drama Activity-Improv Activities

Wizard Improv Activities
Four fun wizard-themed improv activities to use with your group!

Drama Activity-Idiom Scene Prompts

Idiom Scene Prompts
27 idioms along with their literal translations for students to use as scene prompts.

Political Candidate Improv Games

Political Candidate Improv Games
For ages 12 and up! Four detailed improv games designed to deepen students’ understanding of elections and systems of government.

Silly Santa Scenarios and More

Silly Santa Scenarios and More
For ages eight and up. Seven improvisational activities that sharpen students’ improvisational skills.


Master Criminals Improv Scenarios
30 funny improv scene starters to use with a crime scene, or murder mystery drama unit. PLUS, a list of 14 fairy tale crimes for use with mock trials.