This drama warm-up is part of a collection of 40 classic drama games found on Drama Notebook.
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Group stands in a circle. One person goes into the center of the circle and starts an action (such as brushing her teeth).
A person goes into the center, and asks, “What are you doing?”
The person brushing her teeth answers by saying something other than what she is doing. “I’m dribbling a basketball.”
The first person then leaves, and the new person starts “dribbling a basketball.” Then a new person goes in and asks, “What are you doing?”
And so on…
Encourage students to make new choices each time. (No repeats.) And remember to enforce the ‘no disgusting things’ rule. For whatever reason, this particular game compels students to be gross.
If you are a more tolerant teacher, you could use the “One gross thing” rule. Tell students that you will allow one person to say something disgusting during class. Once it’s out, that’s it. Everyone can giggle and you can make a big deal out of how gross it was, and then declare “No more gross things.”
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