Ewy Chewy Toffee

Summary

A good warm-up before any vocal work - exercise the jaw and facial muscles

How Do I Play It?

Tell students to mimic your actions and the pretend to get a toffee out from your pocket, unwrap it and pop it in your mouth.

Chew!

Explore all the possible movements:

  • Up and down
  • Side to side
  • Chin out/chin in
  • Toffee stuck
  • A huge toffee piece that dissolves to a tiny piece
  • ..other areas of the mouth

You'll be surprised at the varying expressions on their faces.

Tips

Use your own chewy toffee to screw your face into as many strange shapes as possible.

Participants
Whole Group
Expertise
Novice
Duration
Short (5 mins or less)
Skills
Spontaneity
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