Drama Game-The Bean Game
05 Jan 2022
This month’s drama game is a simple game, perfect for a class with an abundance of energy! The ‘Bean Game’ encourages, movement, alertness and an ability to remember instruction.
How it works:
Teach your children the different ‘beans’ and call out each individual bean, ensuring the children action the correct call.
(Make it a touch more competitive: the last person into the position is ‘out’, or becomes a ‘judge’ with the teacher. The last bean standing is the winner!
Runner bean- run round the space or on the spot
Frozen bean- still as a statue
Jumping bean- jumping on spot
Broad bean- make yourself as big/wide as you can
String bean- make yourself as tall as you can
Baked bean- crouch into a ball
Beans on Toast- lie flat on the ground (optional)
Don’t feel the need to start off using every bean. Start with a few, then gradually introduce a few more as the game goes on to give the children greater challenge.
Try using different characters, animals or anything that can have multiple actions.