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FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME  ~Super Glue~  Put players in pairs and line them up at one end of the room. Announce that they will be ‘super-gluing’ themselves together at a specific point (such as: elbows; wrists; toes; shoulders; noses; etc.) and that they must move together to the opposite side of the room without losing contact of where they are super-glued!  For more unique, inspiring drama games for kids and teens, register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Super Glue~ Put players in pairs and line them up at one end of the room. Announce that they will be ‘super-gluing’ themselves together at a specific point (such as: elbows; wrists; toes; shoulders; noses; etc.) and that they must move together to the opposite side of the room without losing contact of where they are super-glued! For more unique, inspiring drama games for kids and teens, register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME    ~Story Line-Up~    One student goes up onstage and says a random line that could be the beginning, middle, or end of a story. Another student (at random) goes up onstage and stands either to the right of (before) or the left of (after) and says a sentence that either precedes or comes after the first student’s line. Play continues until the story has a beginning, middle and an end.    Members of Drama Notebook have access to a video that shows how to play this game…

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Story Line-Up~ One student goes up onstage and says a random line that could be the beginning, middle, or end of a story. Another student (at random) goes up onstage and stands either to the right of (before) or the left of (after) and says a sentence that either precedes or comes after the first student’s line. Play continues until the story has a beginning, middle and an end. Members of Drama Notebook have access to a video that shows how to play this game…

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME    ~Take this Phobia~    Patient describes his (unusual) phobia and its origins to a therapist who (gradually) develops it himself. The more severe the therapist’s symptoms, the less afflicted the patient.    For more inspiring drama ideas and lesson plans for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com.

Take this Phobia- Patient describes his (unusual) phobia and its origins to a therapist who (gradually) develops it himself. The more severe the therapist’s symptoms, the less afflicted the patient.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME  ~Order out of Chaos~  The group is blindfolded. Each member is assigned a number. Once the members are distributed in a defined area, the members must line up in a proper numerical order without verbal communication. Another task would be to assign each member the name of an animal. Non-verbally, the members arrange themselves in order of size, form largest to smallest.  For more inspiring drama games for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com!

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Order out of Chaos~ The group is blindfolded. Each member is assigned a number. Once the members are distributed in a defined area, the members must line up in a proper numerical order without verbal communication. Another task would be to assign each member the name of an animal. Non-verbally, the members arrange themselves in order of size, form largest to smallest. For more inspiring drama games for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com!

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME  ~Good Advice, Bad Advice, Worst Advice~  Have three players take the stage, standing in a line facing the audience. A host asks the audience members for a “problem,” such as “My dog is afraid of my cat. What should I do?” players in turn give: good advice; bad advice; worst advice.     For more unique, inspiring drama games for kids and teens, register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Good Advice, Bad Advice, Worst Advice~ Have three players take the stage, standing in a line facing the audience. A host asks the audience members for a “problem,” such as “My dog is afraid of my cat. What should I do?” players in turn give: good advice; bad advice; worst advice. For more unique, inspiring drama games for kids and teens, register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com

FREE DAILY DRAMA ACTIVITY  ~Mystery Bag Theatre~  Before class, full four to six paper grocery bags with random unrelated items such as: a bell; a flashlight; a cookie cutter; a cat toy. Each bag should have just a few random items in it. Divide kids into small groups. They have fifteen minutes to write a skit using the items.

Drama-Students can use the items to create a couple lines of dialogued skit.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME    ~Kids Do The News~    Divide class into small groups. Let everyone know that you are now a “news team.” Each group decides who will be the anchors, weather person, on-the-scene reporter. They have twenty minutes to come up with a three minute broadcast in which each player has a segment.     For more inspiring drama ideas and lesson plans for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Kids Do The News~ Divide class into small groups. Let everyone know that you are now a “news team.” Each group decides who will be the anchors, weather person, on-the-scene reporter. They have twenty minutes to come up with a three minute broadcast in which each player has a segment. For more inspiring drama ideas and lesson plans for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME  ~Bunny~  Players stand in a circle. One player becomes the “bunny” by putting her “paws” in front of her. The players on her left and right become the “ears” of the bunny by holding up their arms next to her ears and waving. All three chant “bunny, bunny, bunny,” together, until the middle player “tosses” a bunny to another player in the circle. He becomes the new bunny, and his neighbors get to do the ears.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Bunny~ Players stand in a circle. One player becomes the “bunny” by putting her “paws” in front of her. The players on her left and right become the “ears” of the bunny by holding up their arms next to her ears and waving. All three chant “bunny, bunny, bunny,” together, until the middle player “tosses” a bunny to another player in the circle. He becomes the new bunny, and his neighbors get to do the ears.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME  ~Protector/Predator~  Players scatter about the space. Each person secretly chooses one other person to be their PROTECTOR and one person to be their PREDATOR. When everyone is ready, have players move around the room with the objective of always trying to keep their PROTECTOR in between themselves and their PREDATOR.   If you are teaching drama this year, be sure to register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com!

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Protector/Predator~ Players scatter about the space. Each person secretly chooses one other person to be their PROTECTOR and one person to be their PREDATOR. When everyone is ready, have players move around the room with the objective of always trying to keep their PROTECTOR in between themselves and their PREDATOR. If you are teaching drama this year, be sure to register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com!

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME   ~Honey I Love You~  This game helps kids understand how hard it is sometimes to stay in character. Have actors stand in a circle. One player randomly chooses another player to approach and he says, “Honey, I love you. Will you give me a smile?” The other person must say, “I love you too, but I just can’t,” and she must say this line without smiling. If she smiles, she becomes “it,” and must coerce another player into smiling.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Honey I Love You~ This game helps kids understand how hard it is sometimes to stay in character. Have actors stand in a circle. One player randomly chooses another player to approach and he says, “Honey, I love you. Will you give me a smile?” The other person must say, “I love you too, but I just can’t,” and she must say this line without smiling. If she smiles, she becomes “it,” and must coerce another player into smiling.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME    ~Imaginary Worlds~    Actors receive the name of an imaginary world such as Zanaria or Plasticarnia. Students may work on their pieces individually or in small groups. They must come up with what kind of creatures inhabit that world, what kind of plants and environment exist there, and what kind of people live there. Groups may create a skit that tells a story about something that happened in their world.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Imaginary Worlds~ Actors receive the name of an imaginary world such as Zanaria or Plasticarnia. Students may work on their pieces individually or in small groups. They must come up with what kind of creatures inhabit that world, what kind of plants and environment exist there, and what kind of people live there. Groups may create a skit that tells a story about something that happened in their world.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME    ~Take-a-Turn Monologue~    All improvisers in a circle, with one player in the middle. The middle player starts improvising a monologue. At any point in time, any other player may step in and take the middle's player's place and continue the monologue. Coach students to make the transitions very smooth.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Take-a-Turn Monologue~ All improvisers in a circle, with one player in the middle. The middle player starts improvising a monologue. At any point in time, any other player may step in and take the middle's player's place and continue the monologue. Coach students to make the transitions very smooth.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME    ~Scarf Characters~    Ideally, you would assemble a bin of scarves for this game. Scarves may be used in a variety of different ways, over and over.     One at a time, players choose a scarf, choose a way to wear the scarf and go up in front of the class and give a character name and movement using the scarf as inspiration. For example, one player may use the scarf as a super-hero cape, while another becomes a housewife, turning the scarf into an apron.

FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Scarf Characters~ Ideally, you would assemble a bin of scarves for this game. Scarves may be used in a variety of different ways, over and over. One at a time, players choose a scarf, choose a way to wear the scarf and go up in front of the class and give a character name and movement using the scarf as inspiration. For example, one player may use the scarf as a super-hero cape, while another becomes a housewife, turning the scarf into an apron.

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