This drama warm-up is part of a collection of 40 classic drama games found on Drama Notebook.

Lead With Different Parts of the BodyInvite the entire class to get into a big circle and have them start walking while in a circle. First, ask them to start walking as they normally would. Next, ask them to imagine that there is a string attached to their nose, pulling it slightly forward. After a minute or so, coach them to walk normally again. Then, call out different parts of the body, always returning to normal walking in-between. (Examples of parts of the body to call out: chin; forehead; toes; knees; chest; stomach; pelvis; arms.) After the activity is over, gather students and ask them what sensations they experienced. Ask if different types of walks evoked different attitudes. Write down the various parts of the body and ask the class for suggestions on which types of characters would lead with that part of the body.

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