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

Drama Game Shrinking BoxActors pantomime that they are in a very large box. Coach the actors to:

Show audience all the sides.
Then the box gets smaller.
Show the audience how small it is getting.
Then they must figure out a way to escape.
The actor must do a good job of showing the escape method.

Then, ask audience members how the actor escaped. Encourage students to be creative and original with their escape method. Make a rule that every escape must be unique (no repeats). Students will be surprised at how many new ideas they can come up with!

Back to Games
Next Game
Why Subscribe?

DN Why Subscribe to Drama NotebookInside Drama Notebook, you will find a huge collection of well-organized lesson plans, scripts for kids, drama activities, 50 drama games on video and more! Join today and dramatically reduce your planning time while delivering fresh, innovative drama lessons to your students!If you are new to teaching drama, this site will be a Godsend!You will immediately feel confident about teaching drama like an expert. The site guides you step-by-step and provides you with materials that you can use right away with your students.

If you have been teaching for years, Drama Notebook will inspire you with a fresh new approach and innovative ideas!

The site is packed with original, innovative lessons and activities that you will not find anywhere else—and new materials are added monthly.

DN Explore Button
DN Join Now Button