Find your place


Have Learners form lines in chronological order, based on a given set of criteria.  The set of criteria must require the learners to interact in order for them to find their place. (E.g. hand size, alphabetical order of names, month and date of birth.

Variations


Can play this game to focus on particular forms of communication adding other rules, e.g. not allowed to talk, encourages body language, blindfolding encourages listening skills and trust.

 

Follow the hand

Have Learners form lines in chronological order, based on a given set of criteria.  The set of criteria must require the learners to interact in order for them to find their place. (E.g. hand size, alphabetical order of names, month and date of birth. Variations Can play this game to focus on particular forms of … Continue reading

Freeze improv

Group starts in a circle, or can work in pairs. A person then enters circle and freezes in a dramatic pose. Another person must then decide what the pose suggests and begin a dialogue, person A must go along with the dialogue and action until the teacher calls ‘freeze’ person A then leaves the action … Continue reading

Frozen Picture

Learners perform a selected scene and at a critical point in the action or at the height of a dramatic moment, they are asked to ‘freeze’ creating a still image or tableaux. After a few moments, during which the audience and actors can discuss what they see, or the (mise en scene). Actors are then … Continue reading

Fruit Salad

Learners start in a circle sat on chairs, with one student in the middle without a chair. Label the students as one of three fruits (e.g. apple,banana, orange).The learner in the middle calls the name of a fruit and everyone in the circle with that name must find another chair, whilst the person in the … Continue reading

Group Stories

To finish split group up in pairs, number them a and b ask them both to tell a story then to pick one, then put a pair with another pair and they have to add the story together, add a four to a four and either get them to read it out or act it … Continue reading

HA!

Learners spread out around room, standing with arms out, elbows bent, hands up.  One random person at any point must shout ‘HA!’ clap once and jump at the same time. The group must respond by jumping around to face that person, clapping and saying ‘HA’.  Another random person does this, group jump to face them.  … Continue reading

Human Sculptures

Working in pairs, learners will create a human statue. A will be the clay, starting as a ball on the floor, and B will be the sculptor.The sculptures don’t necessary have to touch the clay, but by placing a hand near the bit of clay they want to move, they can manipulate the arms, legs, … Continue reading

Mirrors

Divide group into pairs.  Partners face one another about a meter apart.  Learner A initiates movement, and Student B mirrors Student A’s actions. Stress co-operation, but make moves complex and fast enough to challenge your partner. Variations   After practice, have students move with no one leading or following.  The teacher then looks at the … Continue reading

Obvious observing

Divide group into pairs and have them sit or stand facing each other. Then ask them to observe their partner focusing on details, clothing, jewelry and appearance, etc. After a few minutes observing they both turn their backs to each other and make three changes in personal appearance (change hair, move a ring to a … Continue reading