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Drama Game: POPCORN

A great focus warm up for drama - students work together to popcorn numbers in sequence, using non verbal communication.

​How to play popcorn



  • This is a whole class drama game. It is best played with medium to large groups and is played in a circle.


How to play this drama focus game:

  • The aim of the game is to get the whole class standing.

  • If the activity is taking too long, record the high score and try to beat it another time.

  • Students sit silently in a circle.

  • Students must randomly stand up whilst saying a consecutive number in the sequence (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 so on).

  • If two students stand and say a number at the same, everyone must sit down and start at number 1 again.

  • The game requires the class to cooperate and use non verbal communication to achieve their goal (no talking other than the popcorn numbers).

  • The class cannot work around the circle. It must be random.



  • When two students speak a number at the same time, the whole class
    should try to clap in unison before starting again.

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

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