Getting To Know You

Getting To Know You

Like it says on the tin - these games are about getting to know you.

For a group to work successfully together in Drama they need to feel comfortable in each others company and trust each other. Relationships are very important within a positive and successful learning environment.

2 Truths, 1 Lie

Get to know the group by learning something about them and about how well they can lie!

About Me

Understand more about a group by discovering facts about them.

Catch My Name

Get to know everyone in the group by passing a ball or similar soft object.

Connect Me

Connect to different words to spark discussions or to delve into characters.

Hi John, You're Jolly

A descriptive name game with a group reaction.

Name Gesture

A common name game to encourage imagination, physical movement and mime when introducing yourself.

Personal Advert

Create a personal advert to highlight the best and worst of you or your characters personality.

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Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.