Drama Game: Two-Headed Monster

drama game monsterType: Improv, Creativity

Purpose: A simple game that helps kids work together and be creative at the same time.

Procedure:

  • Ask two students to take the stage and link arms.
  • They are now a two-headed monster.
  • As a two-headed monster, they talk in one-word turns, keeping the same personality.
  • Ask the class for a suggestion of an “object” or “place”.
  • The monster must tell a story about that object or place, making it up as they go along.

NOTES:

  • Encourage the students to tell a story that has a beginning, middle and end.
  • Encourage the students to make a strong physical and character choice for their monster.
  • The “two-headed monster” can be used within any other improv activity.

VARIATION:

  • Instead of alternating word for word, the students from syllables and words at the same time.
  • Consider trying a “three-headed” monster after the kids have become familiar with the activity.

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