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

You are going to love these prompts for improvisational scene work! There are 28 situations for younger students and 32 situations for older students in this collection of scene starters. Use this as a way to: teach the rules of improv; practice character work; leave an exciting, fun lesson for a substitute.

The tutorial includes:

  • Three different ways to use the prompts
  • Lists of scene starters all on one page
  • Scene starters laid out four to a page, ready to print and cut apart
  • Two examples of original monologues based on the scene starters
  • Instructions for creating scripted scenes

Examples of situations for younger students:

A cobra and a tiger argue over who is more dangerous.
One friend tries to convince another to run away and join the circus.

Examples of situations for older students:

Two hobos make up fictitious big plans for their future.
A very busy homeowner is interrupted by a persistent vacuum cleaner salesperson.

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