Ah, the sweetness of summer is here!
I came across this drama game a few months ago, and if I know middle schoolers, I know they will love it. Whether you’re wrapping up the final days in your classroom or beginning a summer drama project, I’m certain this game will be a perfectly sweet one to play!
JUNE DRAMA GAME: “Step into the Sweet Shop!”
Directions: Have your entire drama group line up on stage. They should imagine they are each holding a bag of candy. When you call the name of a particular candy, they’ll pull that candy out of their bag, put it in their mouth, and react with any appropriate series of facial expressions.
POSSIBLE CANDY NAMES:
The Super-Pucker Lemon Sour
The Teeth-Cracking Tough Toffee
The Lip-Blister Chili Bomb
The Icicle Blast Mint
The Yum-Yum Drop
The Yuk-Yuk Chew
The Sticky-Sticky Taffy
The Monster Jawbreaker
The Mystery Sweet
Rules: This game is primarily about facial expression and gestures–the non-verbal stuff. No loud shrieking, uncontrollable bawling, or actual vomiting, please.
Variation #1: Play this game like charades. Each participant gets the name of a candy on a slip of paper and acts out eating it. The rest of the group has to guess the type of candy.
Variation #2: Play with real candy! Defend the game to any suspicious onlookers by calling it “method acting training.”
And finally, check out the perfectly hilarious video of this game:
Wishing you all the best on stage…and beyond!
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P.S. Coming at you all summer! Check in on July 1st for another drama game!