From: 101 MORE Drama Games and Activities

Age: 7 to adult
Players: Whole Group
Time: 10 – 15 minutes
Skills: Creativity, Speaking and Listening

Put random words together to invent new concepts! Great storytelling warm-up

Sitting in a circle, the first player says a random word. The next player says an unrelated word. The following player has to give a definition as though the two words were the name of an object.

For example, let’s imagine that Billy says “water-skis” and Linda says “spaghetti”. Malcolm might say, “Water-ski spaghetti is a new kind of pasta that you eat underwater” – or “Water-ski spaghetti is when you get the lines from the boat tangled up and you fall off your skis” – or anything else he thinks of. Continue around the circle with another two words and a definition – and so on all the way round.

  • To keep players on their toes, pick people randomly from anywhere in the circle to give the two words and then the definition.

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You can easily adapt this for playing online, just choose players randomly or according to a list you paste into the chat box!


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