Staff Development Strategies

What are you doing? Improv Game

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Description: 

Students act out an activity that someone else describes.

Directions: 

Everyone at one end of the room, form a long line. The first player of the line steps into the center room and starts miming an activity. As soon as the activity is clear, player 2 approaches player 1 and asks `What are you doing`.

The first player answers something that has nothing to do with what he`s actually doing. E.g. if player 1 is cutting someone`s hair, when asked what he`s doing 

he might say "I`m reading the newspaper".

First player moves away, and the second player starts miming the activity stated by the previous player. A third player comes up to player 2, asks what he is doing, and so on.

Play until everyone has mimed something, and has answered the question.

Variations:

  1. Can be played in smaller groups to eliminate many students standing around.
  2. Can be played in a circle rather than a line and continuously go around the circle.