Physical and Pantomime Activities
HAND ANIMALS: A first character game. For first-time drama students.
NURSERY RHYME CHARADES: A pantomime guessing game about nursery rhymes. For Pre-Kindergarten and up.
PAINTING THE BOX: A narrative pantomime about personal space and visualizing colors.
COMING TOGETHER: A narrative pantomime about space and visualizing space, and about community and friendships. For Elementary and older.
SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON: A pantomime project based on the famous story. Teaches analytical thinking skills and body awareness. For Kindergarten and up.
RHYME CHARADES: A game of rhymes and pantomime. For Kindergarten and up.
BEN FRANKLIN'S INVENTIONS: A physical creativity game. For Elementary students.
SCULPTURE GALLERY: A game of posing and creating, which allows students to see the creative process from the inside and the outside. For Elementary and older.
MIRROR MIRROR: A collection of mirroring exercises. For all ages.
THREE LESSONS ABOUT ENERGY: Three lessons designed around a third-grade science unit on energy and the three states of matter. For Elementary students.
THE JEFFREY GAME: A movement game of building on one another's ideas. For older Elementary through adult.
MUSICAL FREEZE IMPROVS: An improvisation game of creative movement. For all students.
SOCIAL ROLES: A pantomime guessing game that teaches the idea of social roles within any society, and supports a Social Studies curriculum in world cultures. For older Elementary students.
GIBBERISH SENTENCES: A pantomime game that explores ways to communicate without words. Can be used as a primer to more elaborate Theatre Games, or to support a Social Studies curriculum about immigrants. For older Elementary and up.
THE DISCOVERY OF FIRE: An improvised scene about early humans. For older Elementary and up.
RITUALS: Students create their own magical rituals while exploring the importance of ritual to early (and modern) cultures. For older Elementary and up.
THREE WORDS: A pantomime and improvisation exercise. For older Theatre students.
STORY STORY: A fun improvisation, storytelling and pantomime game. For Middle School and up.
I AM WALKING: A game of cooperation and communication. For Middle School and up.
HANGMAN CHARADES: Just for fun. For Middle School and up.
CONCEPT CHARADES: A challenging game of improvisation and creativity . For Advanced Middle School and up.