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

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This is one of the most famous theater warm-up games.

Stand in a circle. Have kids practice saying “Zip, Zap, Zop.” One person starts by clapping and pointing to someone as she says, “zip.” The person she pointed to claps, and points to someone else saying “zap.” The person she pointed to then claps, and points to someone saying “zop.”

Then it starts all over again with the next player clapping and pointing to someone saying “zip!” The game continues until someone gets out.

If a player says a word out of order, he’s out. If a player hesitates too long, she’s out. When players is out, they can stay in the game, but turn into “land mines” by crossing their arms over their chest. If a player still in the game points to one of the “mines,” he is out too.

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The drama game above is part of a collection of drama games designed to help new teachers learn the classics, and to provide a refresher for those who have been teaching drama for years.

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