This is a list of students most FAVOURITE games to start your year off right in drama class.
I tend to not call them "ice breakers" because students hate the IDEA of these, but that's what these are meant to be - to get kids interacting and having a blast.
It includes all my "GO TO" games that are perfect for getting students energized, excited, and out of their shells in drama class...which is key to establish within the first week.
These games can also be used throughout the whole course, whenever you have time, or when you get to the IMPROV unit of study.
Once you play some of them for the first time, students will beg you to play again and again :)
Most of them are quick, and don't require any set-up so they can played on the fly.
-a list of 17 fun games with clear explanations for each
(on how students sit or stand / what props you need / instructions / rules / prompts)
-6 spontaneous improv games that are great for the beginning of the year
(so 23 amazing games total)
-a list of key things to emphasize as you play and start off your course
(because while these games are hilarious and fun, students are also working on key concepts for the entire course)
I hope this makes your first few days FUN and easy in drama class - because it really is the best class ever.
ALSO IN MY SHOP!
Drama intro COMPLETE PACKAGE - all intro handouts to start your course
Drama intro COURSE OUTLINE (editable)
Drama intro HOW AM I BEING MARKED IN DRAMA?
Drama intro GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Drama intro THE FIRST DAY SURVEY
Drama intro CLASS CONTRACT (free!)
Drama intro CLASS RULES (free!)
Drama intro ASSIGNMENT - "Weekly Warm-Up's"
Drama intro PRESENTATION - "The Interview"
Drama intro PRESENTATION - "Strange Encounters"
Also check out all my TECHNICAL THEATRE handouts here