Group Cohesion

Group Cohesion

When a group cohesion is strong you can achieve amazing things in the classroom. Not to go down the psychology route too far, it's worth considering the impact of connecting your group to each other, having them commit to the shared experience and goals and supportive collaborations.

It's worth spending some time exploring these games.

About Me

Understand more about a group by discovering facts about them.

Change Places If ....

Test the listening skills of your group whilst getting to know more about them.

Doctor's Surgery

There's only one spare seat in the waiting room and nobody wants you to sit in it! A great energy game promoting teamwork.

Fruit Salad

Warm-up with a fun game that is great as a starter but can be developed beyond 'fruit'.

Mexican Clap

Pass a clap around a circle in super-fast speed....whoosh!

Pass The Squeeze

Work as a team to pass a squeeze from person to person around the circle.

Secret Leader

A game of teamwork and concentration where a detective must spot a secret leader also can help build dramatic tension.


A popular large group game where groups go into battle against one another.

Trust Circle

An exercise that requires a great deal of trust between the members of the circle and the person inside the circle.

Trust Falls

Develop pair work with a trust exercise.

Games could be a beginning starter, an introducing step during a workshop or as an end plenary. They are a platform for further development and are never meant to be the whole session on their own.

The nature of drama games is that they are shared, adapted and extended. The original author is not so important as the shared practice. You’ll find games on the site that you’ve seen before, called something different or that you even use in your own teaching toolkit.

We hope that among the known games are ideas of how to refresh old ones as well as new games to use.