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

Drama Game Space ObjectsIn a sitting circle, have kids imagine that they are holding a ball just big enough to fit in their hands. Invite them to imagine the texture and the weight of the ball, and to roll it around in their hands. Have them make it smaller…make it bigger…make it heavier…make it lighter. Then invite the kids to slowly transform the ball into another object such as a pencil. Coach kids to make the transition slowly, scrunching the ball down, making it flatter and longer, until forms into a pencil.

Repeat with other objects such as:

A jar of peanut butter
A teddy bear
An egg
An umbrella
An iPod
A bowl
A flower
A banana
A quarter
Invite kids to offer suggestions! Keep coaching students to turn the object slowly into something else, rather than just switching to the new object.

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