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Drama Games At Home: 3 Games You Can Play Today

Welcome, drama enthusiasts, aspiring actors, and creative souls alike! Maybe you have a performer who can't get to a drama class, maybe you are home schooling and want to add some theatre, maybe you don't have a theatre class close by or maybe you just have a kiddo who is bored at home well I am hoping some of these theatre games may be just the thing you are looking for.


In the cozy comfort of your home, your kids have the perfect stage to unleash your inner performer and dive into the world of drama games. These drama games are sure to bring laughter, spontaneity, and unforgettable moments.





So, let's raise the curtain and embark on a journey of imagination and creativity right from the comfort of your living room!


  1. Props Galore: Gather an assortment of random props from around the house - think hats, scarves, kitchen utensils, stuffed animals, you name it! Divide the participants into pairs or small groups. Each group must then create a short scene using the props they've been given. The catch? They must incorporate every single prop into their performance, no matter how absurd or challenging. This game is a fantastic way to stimulate creativity, encourage teamwork, and produce hilarious results! Bonus tips: A)For younger kids you can use less props (1-2 at a time) B) Put a timer so your scenes do not last too long and performers need to think on their feet quickly and they need to get to the put of the scene C) Make an ending - Have the performers create a tradition of how they end each scene by saying "The End", "Scene", "Badda Boom" - whenever they decide but keep it fun and start the tradition

  2. Who Am I? Each person writes a character on multiple pieces of paper and put them into a bowl. One at a time a performer picks a character and needs to act like that character and have people guess who they are Bonus Tips: A) If there are younger performers you can use pictures B) If you want to make the game longer start with no words and they can just move like the character and then you can add a voice and words

  3. Sound Effects Orchestra: Gather your group in a circle and designate one person as the conductor. The conductor chooses a simple scenario (e.g., walking through a jungle, preparing a meal, riding a rollercoaster) and assigns each participant a specific sound effect to mimic. Without any verbal communication, the conductor guides the group through the scenario using only gestures and cues. The result is a symphony of sound effects that brings the chosen scenario to life in a whimsical and entertaining manner.

Bonus Tips:


A) The conductor can play with speed (tempo), volume and freeze the scene to make it more fun

B) Try to have each person have a turn as the conductor

C) Play around with the different kind of tones and pitches the sounds could be



With these engaging drama games, the boundaries between imagination and reality blur, and the stage is set for unforgettable moments of laughter, creativity, and connection. Remember to encourage the free spirit of play and creativity. When kids are learning about theatre they need to know when exploring there is no right or wrong. You want your young performers to feel safe and comfortable even when being silly.


So, gather your loved ones, unleash your inner actor, and let the drama unfold right in the comfort of your own home. After all, in the world of drama games, the only limit is your imagination!

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