Drama Game: YES, LETS!
YES, LETS! is a classic drama game teaching students to accept 'offers'. Students practice improvisation and responding, using movement, gesture and voice. It's suitable for primary school (elementary) to High School groups and is a great warm up.
How to play yes, lets!
This is a whole class circle drama game. It is suitable for medium to large groups and it can also be played scattered around the drama space (I prefer it the latter way).
How to play this drama game:
Teacher explains that in this game, the most important thing is that you accept
“offers” made by everyone to do an activity and puts lots of energy into acting out the activity, using voice and actions.
The teacher prompts students to find their own space in the room (or in a circle) and practices some actions.
When the teacher says “Let’s ...activity....” the class must all say “Yes, Lets!” loudly and then start acting out that activity.
The teacher calls out “Let’s dig a hole” and the class says “Yes, Lets!” and start
acting out digging a hole.
The teacher should join in with the actions and saying “yes, lets”.
Students can add dialogue and sounds but don’t push this until they are
Drive a car / Ride a horse / Skip around the class / Brush our hair / Catch a
butterfly / Tell a naughty child off
The teacher should encourage a very loud and enthusiastic “Yes, Lets!” which will impact the energy the students put into acting out the activities.
Students may also be prompted to loudly suggest their own “Lets...” activity that the rest of the class will then follow.
This drama game is included in the FREE Drama Games PDF which you can download HERE!