Saturday, January 3, 2015

Warmup Improv Games - Quick and Easy #education Lesson Activities for teaching cooperation, counting and patterning

Thank you to my HOL.edu Drama Games student, Rose, for sharing her experience with these theatre improv activities.  Her group had pre-school, kindergarten and first grade students but these activities could work with older groups as well as warmups to more challenging improv games.  The focus of these games were to teaching about cooperation, counting and patterning.  Improv in general is a great way to teach cooperation and teamwork.


Game
Description
Result
Circle Crescendo
A circle counting game, where students stand in a circle. The first person whispers, with each person getting louder. A great chance to let little voices ring.
Rose: What’s not too love about counting? A lot of giggles with this one. We changed it up too, and did animal sounds, colors, and our names.
Stop, Go, Jump. Clap
A chance to run around. Students are active until teacher calls stop. ‘Go’ gets them moving again. When teacher calls ‘jump’ or ‘clap’ students pause and perform the command and then resume moving.
Rose: I introduced this as a type of tag. It was understood by all how to play almost instinctively.
Jumpers
Students jump four times facing each direction of the compass. Then they count backwards and do it again, all the way down to one.
Rose: The ultimate test in sequencing, can you do it backwards? This group could!


For more free improv games and activities, go to: http://www.freedrama.net/improv.html

Warmup Improv Games - Quick and Easy #education Lesson Activities for teaching cooperation, counting and patterning



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