Drama Games for Kids

150+ Free Drama Games and Teaching Drama Tips!

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Here you’ll find the most comprehensive resource of drama games for kids and teaching drama tips.

Drama games are an important part of any drama curriculum because they can teach valuable theatre skills while allowing students to have fun, build confidence, stretch their imagination and grow as an ensemble.

Drama Games for Kids

Our goal is to provide you with the very best drama games that will help make your drama club spark to life. Check back often as we’ll be updating regularly.

Looking for a musical for young actors? Our award-winning children’s plays are guaranteed to be a hit. They feature large cast sizes, Broadway-quality music, and age-appropriate stories your kids and community will love.

Warm Ups

Tongue Twisters (The Ultimate List!)
Introductions & Applause
Bippity Bippity Bop
Zip Zap Zop!
Name Game
“Lap, Lap, Clap, Snap!”
Whoosh!
Splat!
Bomb and Shield
Pass the Sound
Look and Scream
Keeper of the Keys
Alien, Tiger, Cow
Greetings
Toilet Paper Icebreaker
Name Chant
Shake It Off
Zombie Name Game
Meet My Friend…
Drawing Introduction
Dance Your Name
Malapropism
Ninja Star, Baby Kitten, Angry Chihuahua
Two-Headed Monster Dance
Clap, Snap, Stomp
Do Nothing
MeYouYouMe Name Game

Ensemble Building

Human Knot
One Word Story
Conducted Story
Walking Blind (Trust Exercise #1)
Falling Backward (Trust Exercise #2)
Passed Around (Trust Exercise #3)
Exploring the Space
“Do You Love Your Neighbor?”
Group Count (1 to 10)
Group Shape
Wizards, Giants, Goblins
Give and Take
Toy Boat
Balancing Plate
Towel Crossing
Minefield
Islands
String Shapes
Affirmation
People, Shelter, Storm
Spy, Crush, Hate
Index Card
A Fine, Fine Line
Reflection Web
Paper Affirmation
Paper Airplane Introduction
The Truth About Me

Break Out of Shell

Hot Spot
Conveyor Belt
Sound and Motion
Enemy & Protector
Ducks and Cows
Exaggeration Circle
Yes, No, Please, Banana
Deer!

Focus

Mirror Activity
Mirror Activity (4 Person Variation)
Who’s the Leader?
Flock Dance (Variation of the Mirror)
The Machine
Rain Storm
Twin Interview
Quick Change
Sausage!
Pass the Pulse
Circle Switch
Silent and Serious
Straight Face Introduction
The Huddle
Group Laugh (Without Laughing!)
Three Ball Toss
Magical Connection

Creativity

Morph the Movement
What Are You Doing?
Group Environment
On the Spot
Freeze and Justify
Stream of Consciousness
Narrative, Color, Emotion (NED!)
Environment Charades
Slow Motion Emotion
Two Person Environment
Bucket of Water
Beads on a String
Bus Stop
Tour Guide
Who’s Telling the Truth?
Two-Headed Monster
Backdrop
Don’t Think
Not What It Seems
Pop-Up Book
Why Are You Late?!
Name Dance
Orchestra of Sound & Emotion
Sound Ball
Famous People
The Great Booga Booga Booga
Comic Strip
Witch and Wizard Cauldron
Emotional Quadrants

Improv

Emotion Party
Hitchhiker
The Expert
Talk Show Expert
3 Television Channels
Status Exercise
Grab a Slip!
Gibberish Interpreter
Gibberish Conversation
Alphabet Conversation
Yes, Let’s
Stand, Sit, Bend
A Night at the Oscars
Superheroes!
Scene From Real Life
Coffee House
Fast Forward/Rewind (DVR)
Split Screen
Fortunately, Unfortunately
Helping Hands
Slide Show
Relationship Blitz
Lie to Me
Word Circle Improv
MacGyver
Questions
Three Words
Superfans
Emotional Transfer
Moose!
Affect the Player

Theatre Basics

Stage Directions

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