Theatre Game of the Week #37

This game is called balloon charades. I was taught it as a camp counselor but I have used it in the Drama classroom with primary aged kids to help reinforce basic vocabulary during summer months. It's a super fun way to play with nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Game Name: Balloon Charades

Materials Needed: Paper, Pens, Balloons

Kids Needed: 10+

Time Needed: 10+

Step 1) Write or type nouns (people, places or things) on thin strips of paper. Fold them in half twice. Stick the folded strips in the mouth of a balloon. Blow up the balloons and tie the ends.

Step 2) Place the balloons in the middle of a group and have one student choose a balloon. They pop the balloon and act out the noun on the paper. The student who guesses the word correctly will be the next performer.

Step 3) Game continues until you run out of balloons. You can do second and third rounds with adjectives and verbs.

In the end: Students have worked on vocabulary terms and perfected their balloon popping techniques.

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