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

Drama Game Tug of WarDivide players into two teams and establish a “rope.” Then have them start a pantomimed tug-of-war.

Coach actors to really feel the rope and to be aware of moving with their team members to create the illusion. Ask audience players for feedback on how believable the actors were.

Once actors receive feedback, ask them to try the exercise again.

Ask!
  • What was your biggest challenge in this game?
  • What helped you the most in creating the illusion?
  • What changed from the first time you played to the second?
  • How can we apply what we learned to being better actors?
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