Drama Game: Alien, Tiger, Cow

Game for kidsType: Warm-up

Purpose: A fun way to get students comfortable around each other and outside their shell.


1.  Have everyone stand in a circle.

2.  On the count of 3, the players have the choice of being one of three things (like rock, paper, scissors):

ALIEN: they hold their fingers up to their head like an antennae and say “Bleep, bleep, bleep”

TIGER: they throw their hands out like claws and say “Roooar!”

COW: they put their hands on their tummies with fingers sticking out (like utters) and say “Mooo”

3.  On the count of 3 everyone has the choice of being one of these things.

4.  Whichever one of these things is in the minority, those players must leave the circle (i.e. there are 4 aliens, 7 tigers, and 3 cows: the cows are in the minority and must leave the circle)

5.  Continue until there are only 1 or 2 people left.


– A different approach to playing this game is for the goal be for everyone to become the SAME character (no elimination). Obviously it will take a few turns for this to happen. Let the students organically try to figure it out.

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3 thoughts on “Drama Game: Alien, Tiger, Cow

  1. Collina says:

    you can also tell all kids to move around acting like the animal that has been copied by the highest number of kids then form a new circle and start again.

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