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Summary

An exercise to focus minds ready for a drama workshop.

How Do I Play It?

Students walk around the space in a neutral way trying to visit every corner of the room.

Encourage students to forget about where they may have been and to empty their minds of thought to prepare themselves for Drama.

Teacher can call out:

  • Red = Freeze
  • Amber = Sit on the floor
  • Green = Begin walking
Tips

Change the actions to explore particular gestures ready for the lesson.

Variations

Swap the colours and actions around e.g. Red = Go.


Call 'mini-roundabout' numbers, such as 3's, at which point everyone must get into a circle of 3's. This is a good starting point for group work.

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