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.