This is one of the simplest, yet most challenging drama games. Sit or stand in a circle. The idea is for the group to count to twenty, one person saying one number at a time. Anybody can start the count. Then a different person says the next number – but if two or more people happen to speak at the same time, counting must start again from the beginning. It is possible to get to twenty if everybody really concentrates – but try and be relaxed as well.

  • Try doing it with and without eye contact
  • Other variations you can try include members of the group facing outwards and closing their eyes (difficult!) or counting back from twenty to one.


Learning Objectives: To develop group awareness
Age Group: 9+
Participants: Whole group
Recommended time for activity: 10-15 minutes
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