Drama Game: ZAP
ZAP is a classic drama game good for focus. It's a quick warm up or wind down activity if you find yourself with some spare time at the end of a lesson.
How to play zap
This is a whole class circle drama game. It is suitable for medium to large groups.
How to play this drama game:
In a circle, students learn the following actions and sounds.
WHOOSH: Introduce the first sound / action “WHOOSH”. One person passes the
“whoosh” to their neighbour by waving both hands at them and saying
Practice passing the “whoosh” around in one direction.
WHOA: Introduce the second sound/action “WHOA”. Holding arms out in a stop’ manner and saying “WHOA” changes the direction of the whoosh.
The “whoosh” then continues in the other direction until another person says
ZAP: To pass the “whoosh” across the circle (instead of to a neighbour), say
“ZAP” while pointing and making a clapping action towards someone.
The receiver of the “zap” now has the “whoosh” and can either “whoosh” it to a
neighbour, “zap” it to another person across the circle or they can “whoa” and
send the “whoosh” back to the person who sent it saying “zap”.
You can add in additional actions / sounds and may prefer to use “ZIP ZAP BOING” and clapping actions for all three.
This drama game is included in the FREE Drama Games PDF which you can download HERE!