Drama Games

Drama Games for breaking the ice, physical warm-ups, group dynamics and encouraging creativity. These activities are drawn from a wide range of sources, including traditional games, as well as exercises developed by directors, actors and teachers. View each category by clicking on the tabs below.

1-2-3

A simple and effective game which is ideal for closing a session.
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Bill and Ben

A daft song and action game that is designed to catch people out!
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Circle and Cross – Online or Offline

Draw a circle, draw a cross, then both at once...
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Count To 20

One of the simplest, yet most challenging drama games where the group tries to count to twenty.
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Drama Games for Language Teaching – Macmillan Webinar

Five Top Drama Games to enhance language learning and boost student confidence, creativity and spontaneity.
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Drama Games for Language Teaching (teenage to adult)

14 easy to use drama games and activities suitable for a range of ages and language levels.
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Follow Your Nose

Encourages awareness of different ways of moving as an individual in a group
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Giving Presents (inc Online Version)

This game is all about receiving surprises and about the things we value most.
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Grandma’s Footsteps

Perfect game for exploring dramatic tension.
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Guess The Leader (Online Version)

A fun group dynamics and observation game
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Guess Who I Am (inc Online Version)

A fun way of creating characters from any picture.
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Home Taskmaster

Students have to make a video based on different hilarious tasks. They can rope in their family to help!
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I Went To The Supermarket (inc Online Version)

A classic cumulative memory game which can be played online
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One Word At A Time – Online + Socially Distanced

A story is told by the group or in pairs, with each person adding one word at a time.
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Random Sound Stories

A story is told by the group or in pairs, with each person adding one word at a time.
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Siren (Voice Warm-Up)

An effective and easy humming warm up for exploring and extending the vocal range.
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Slide Show (inc Online Version)

A presenter gives an illustrated talk – using human slides
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Soundscapes

A story is told by the group or in pairs, with each person adding one word at a time.
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Stop, Go, Face, Clap

Sneaky adaptation of a very well-known drama game for playing online
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Ten Second Objects (inc Online Version)

Small groups make the shape of an object using their bodies - in only ten seconds!
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What Are You Doing? (Online/Offline)

A mime and language game that can be easily adapted for playing online with a partner.
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Where Do You Stand? (inc Online Version)

A fast and effective way of discovering everybody’s opinions about a subject - online or offline.
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