Drama Game: Zombie Name Game

Zombie Name Tag Drama Activity

Type: Warm-Up

Purpose: A fun variation on the standard name game. Great to use in the beginning sessions to help the kids (and the teacher!) learn everyone’s names.


1. Have the class stand in a circle.

2. Go around the circle having each kid loudly say his/her name as a zombie. (“Saaaarrraaaaahhhhh!”)

3. Then choose one student to be the “zombie”. The “zombie” walks in the middle of the circle zombie-style; arms stretched in front, head to the side.

4. Call a student’s name. The zombie heads toward that student.

5. The student must try to call another student’s name before the zombie reaches him/her.

6. If the zombie is able to tag the student before he/she can call a new name, that person becomes the zombie.

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6 thoughts on “Drama Game: Zombie Name Game

  1. Gloria Sandoval says:

    I have kids play “Freeze and Go” and I add a variation. The students have to walk or move like a specific character. The kids LOVE to be zombies!!! They like to rise from the ground and zombie walk. I only allow them to moan. I am going to make a new variation with this and add the call of a name! Thanks for the idea.

  2. r. learning says:

    great game children love this game and it forces them to learn each other names, likes,dislikes. This game put them in a survivial mode to retain or become the zombie

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