The skill of listening is one of the most important you can have and how well we do it can affect a variety of things in our lives. People on average only listen to between 25 - 50% of what is said so as teachers we've got to help those young people become more effective listeners and these games will help.

Change Places If ....

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

Circle Story

A group creating and telling a story together, one word or sentence at a time.

Jumping Jelly Beans!

A firm favourite game that is fun and energetic.

Shape Shifter

Quick thinking game requiring pairs to create shapes called out to them.

Ship Ahoy!

A classic game - useful to develop listening skills and spatial awareness.

Traffic Lights

An exercise to focus minds ready for a drama workshop.

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.