This is a very popular drama game and a useful technique which can be developed easily towards improvisation or physical theatre. It's also highly accessible and great fun!
Divide everyone into small groups (4-6). Call out the name of an object and all the groups have to make the shape of that object out of their own bodies, joining together in different ways while you count down slowly from ten to zero. Usually every group will find a different way of forming the object. Examples could be: a car, a fried breakfast, a clock, a washing machine, a fire.
(Left: A peacock created in ten seconds at the one-day course Primary Drama Across The Curriculum)
|Learning Objectives:||To encourage creativity
To develop physical awareness
To develop cooperation in group work
|Recommended time for activity:||10-20 minutes|