Prop Improv

This game stimulates imagination by encouraging multiple answers for the same question.  You need a variety of props.  Participants stand in a circle.  the leader shows the prop to the participants, saying ‘ what could this prop be?

We’re going to pass it around the circle and each of you will show us something that it could become. ‘ The leader demonstrates, turning the prop into something and stating what it is.  The prop is passes from person to person, with each participant sharing an idea.  If an idea is repeated, such as ‘ a hat’, the leader asks the participant to be more specific ( a turban, a bonnet), thereby making the participant come up with their own idea. If the number of participants is small enough, the prop can travel around the circle twice.