Our drama games of the week, usable to break the ice or mix up the class or group. Can be used with any age group.
Change Places if…
Everyone sits in a circle. The facilitator thinks of something that will get people moving, e.g. “Change places if you are wearing blue” or, “Change places if you have a sister,” or “Change places if you are left-handed.” Everyone who fits the description (i.e. everyone wearing blue) must move to a different chair. You can use this game to introduce the theme that you are then going on to workshop, for example “Change places if you like having friends” if doing a friendship workshop.
If you want to use this game as a knockout game when you start there should be one fewer chairs than people. The person who is left in the middle calls out their “Change places if…”, and tries to get a seat. Usually a different person will be left standing, and become “it.”
This is a great game which can be as leisurely or fast-paced and physical as the facilitator want is to be.
For more information see our drama games and resources page.