A fun activity to teach describing characters and character traits. Students could choose their favorite character from our read aloud story and create this "project" to show their understanding of character traits.
FREE DRAMA GAME ~Magic Box~ Players sit or stand in a circle. One student starts by handing another player a pantomimed box. "I have a present for you!" The player next to him accepts "Thank you!" and "opens" it. The receiver announces what he has found inside. “My very own extra brain! I LOVE it! Thank you!" He then presents a gift to another player. ANYTHING can be in the box. For more inventive drama games for kids and teens, register for a risk-free trial at www.dramanotebook.com
FREE DRAMA GAME ~Award Ceremony~ This is a GREAT public speaking exercise! One player presents a (fictional) award to the next player who must improvise an acceptance speech. The acceptor then becomes the presenter! Give ‘presenters’ the option of coming up with their own award, or drawing one from a hat. Awards may be funny or serious.
FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Fortune Cookie~ Write down some fortunes and put them in a hat. Put players in small teams and have each team choose a fortune. Give the teams ten or fifteen minutes to come up with a short play in which the fortune comes true for one or more of the players!
FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Understudy~ A scene is started (use an improvisation starters list if you need ideas), played by two to four players. Mid-scene the lead player interrupts, and all characters onstage pick a replacement for themselves from the audience. The new players should take over the original characters, and stick to the story that was being developed. For more inspiring drama ideas and lesson plans for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com.
FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Fortune Teller~ Two students onstage—one is the fortune teller and the other is the client. The fortune teller makes a bizarre prediction such as “Ah…I see that in your future, you will be attacked by flying monkeys.” The person whose fortune is being told must explain why that will probably come true! For more inspiring drama games, visit Drama Notebook and register for a risk-free trial. www.dramanotebook.com