Connect Me

Summary

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

How Do I Play It?

Give a list of words to the students.

Explain that they have 3 minutes to write down something about themselves associated or that has a connection with the words given.

For example, if the word ‘London’ is in the activity sheet, they can write, “I went to London last month.” Or “London is where I’d like to live one day.”

At the end of 3 minutes ask the students to share their information with others (in small groups or with partners).

Words could be:

  • Strawberry
  • London
  • Camping
  • Sky
  • One year

Tips

Students can sometimes really connect themselves and give very personal answers in this exercise and especially if you use the variation. Just be aware and ensure the appropriate environment has been set.

Variations

You could use a list of words that are particularly themed to the work/text/character you’re working on.

Participants
Small Groups, Whole Group
Expertise
Novice
Duration
Medium (5 - 10 mins)
Skills
Character, Confidence
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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.

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