This drama game is part of a collection of 40 classic drama games found on Drama Notebook.

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

Why Subscribe?

kk-question box coloredInside 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.