"The Games Box"
"The Impro Teachers Kit"
Below are Free Sample Games from “The Games Box”
Players sit in a circle on chairs. The leader is in the middle and explains the rules of the game. When the person in the middle calls out something participants have on, have done, have seen etc, they must leave their chair and move to another one, but must not sit on the chairs either side of the chair they are on. The person left without a chair (the leader is participating) becomes the person in the middle, and calls out the next criteria for moving. The person in the middle must speak quickly and clearly.
VARIATIONS: Participants crawl, moonwalk, walk backwards (start with hands on chairs), run, twist, skip, jump to chairs.
Required: chairs (1 less than the number of players)
BLACK AND WHITE
Players are divided into 2 teams: “Black” and “White”. The teams stand in lines facing each other. The leader throws a cardboard disk (one side of which is black, the other is white). Depending on the side of the disk that faces up (white or black) the players of one team try to catch the players of the other. The team that has the greatest number of captives wins. The players may begin catching their rivals only at the leader’s command “White!” or “Black!”
Required: a cardboard disc coloured white on one side and black on the other
Players form a circle in the middle of the room by placing one foot towards the centre. Each player has been allocated a chair that has been placed around the perimeter of the playing space. The leader calls out a statement or sentence in which one of the student’s names is disguised. Upon hearing his/her name this person tries to tag the other players as they run for the safety of their allocated chairs. Anyone tagged is out. If no one is tagged, the player whose name was called is out. The leader may use the names of any of the players. If the leader calls out the name of a player who is out the players in the circle are supposed to remain where they are -any players who try to run back to their chairs are out. The players should be made aware that tagging is done gently.
Required: 1 chair per player
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Free Sample Games