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LOOK UP LOOK DOWN is a quick and fun drama warm up game (but can also be a quick end of class game) that is played in a circle. It's one of my favourites!

​How to play look up look down



  • This is a whole class circle drama game and can be played with medium to large groups.


How to play this drama game:

  • Students stand in a circle and begin by looking down. When the teacher says “look up” all students must look up and look straight at another student (it might be straight ahead or sideways and even to the person next to them.)

  • There must be no looking at the ground, above heads etc. They must look straight at another student.

  • If 2 students make eye contact, both students must “scream” and die. They perform a quick dramatic death, fall over and then sit in the middle of the circle  or to the side until the game finishes.

  • When the teacher says “look down” all students must look down again until they are told to “look up” and look at another student.

  • Make the circle tighter as more students go out.

This drama game is included in the FREE Drama Games PDF which you can download HERE!

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