101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults

101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults

Author: Bob Bedore

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Published: 2013-03-15

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 0897936531

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101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults: A Smart Fun Book for Ages 5 and Up is the follow-up to Bob Bedore’s popular 101 Improv Games for Children and Adults. This sequel takes us even deeper into the craft of improv — the magical art of creating something out of nothing — with all new games! Author Bob Bedore emphasizes how you can use improvisation, creativity, and teamwork any time, any place, to get your imagination flowing, win over a crowd, or be a wittier conversationalist. Actors and improv students will appreciate the author's fun, down-to-earth approach to developing theater craft. And improv isn't only for serious thespians. Used as a classroom activity, it teaches kids how to have fun, relax, and work together without seeming like an educational tool at all. Great on its own or as a companion to Bedore’s first book, 101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults is centered around entertaining an audience and creating memorable scenes. This sequel includes information on how to produce your own improv show. 101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults is full of wacky and brilliant activities for kids, teachers, actors, comedians, improv groups, or anyone else.


101 Improv Games for Children and Adults

101 Improv Games for Children and Adults

Author: Bob Bedore

Publisher: Hunter House

Published: 2004-02-09

Total Pages: 194

ISBN-13: 0897934245

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What is the big deal about improv? It's fun. It strengthens our imagination, promotes self-confidence, increases spontaneity, promotes teamwork, and it's magic: it creates something out of nothing. 101 IMPROV GAMES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS contains the basics: what improv is all about and how to do it, special instructions for how to teach improv to children, plus more advanced training on how to use your voice and body in ways you haven't thought of before. It has helpful hints for creating scenes and environments out of thin air. All this plus 101 games with simple instructions, from easy warm-up games to over-the-top crowd pleasers such as Fairy Tales, Bizarre Games, On Your Toes and Narrative Games. This is the tenth in the Hunter House SmartFun activity books series, and the first one for adults as well as children. The book is a great resource for educators as well as for the professional actor or the layperson working with improv for fun. The book contains lively illustrations and is easy to use. Improv is about creating something out of nothing, but a really good improviser can create something great out of nothing. This book shows you how.


101 Improv Games for Children and Adults

101 Improv Games for Children and Adults

Author: Bob Bedore

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Published: 2004-02-09

Total Pages: 235

ISBN-13: 1630266175

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What is the big deal about improv? It's fun. It strengthens our imagination, promotes self-confidence, increases spontaneity, promotes teamwork, and it's magic: it creates something out of nothing. 101 IMPROV GAMES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS contains the basics: what improv is all about and how to do it, special instructions for how to teach improv to children, plus more advanced training on how to use your voice and body in ways you haven't thought of before. It has helpful hints for creating scenes and environments out of thin air. All this plus 101 games with simple instructions, from easy warm-up games to over-the-top crowd pleasers such as Fairy Tales, Bizarre Games, On Your Toes and Narrative Games. This is the tenth in the Hunter House SmartFun activity books series, and the first one for adults as well as children. The book is a great resource for educators as well as for the professional actor or the layperson working with improv for fun. The book contains lively illustrations and is easy to use. Improv is about creating something out of nothing, but a really good improviser can create something great out of nothing. This book shows you how.


101 Movement Games for Children

101 Movement Games for Children

Author: Huberta Wiertsema

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Published: 2002-05-24

Total Pages: 183

ISBN-13: 1630265047

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The movement games in this book are intended to cultivate children’s social and creative abilities. Some are based on playground games, others on professional theater and dance exercises. The games described are divided into ten categories including touch and reaction, concentration and puzzles, impersonation and cooperation, and music and movement.


101 More Drama Games and Activities

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 137

ISBN-13: 1479343021

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'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas... for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. '..this book cheered me up. Buy it and smile. There will be a lot of laughter in your classroom.' - Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains all-new inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in teaching drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building. The drama strategies can be used as creative tools to explore themes and characters. There are dozens of ideas for developing improvisation (which can be extended over several sessions). There are many new activities for exploring storytelling skills as well as mime and movement.


101 Dialogues, Sketches and Skits

101 Dialogues, Sketches and Skits

Author: Paul Rooyackers

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

Published: 2014-12-01

Total Pages: 230

ISBN-13: 1630265942

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Originally written for drama teachers working with students aged 9 to 18, this collection of short, snappy theater dialogues makes the perfect short break activity in any classroom, camp, or youth group situation. Students get much more out of these dialogues than just acting practice: they increase alertness, cultivate curiosity, boost literacy, and improve school attendance. The one-to-one dialogue format facilitates friendships and allows shy students to demonstrate new skills. Written by a family of drama experts, each dialogue centers around a theme related to young life: food, parents, hobbies, movies, even falling in love, to name just a few. Each dialogue is introduced with brief notes suggesting different ways of playing them at different ages and tips for adapting the dialogues to different age groups and situations. 101 Dialogues, Sketches, and Skits is part of the SmartFun Activity series from Hunter House, which includes over 25 titles that have sold more than 200,000 copies to date.


101 More Dance Games for Children

101 More Dance Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers

Publisher: Hunter House

Published: 2003

Total Pages: 180

ISBN-13: 9780897933834

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Filled with dance games that the whole classroom or family can play and learn from, this book collects noncompetitive activities that reward children for their involvement, encourage them to use their imagination, and show them how to express their feelings without using words. Illustrations.


101 Drama Games and Activities

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 89

ISBN-13: 184753841X

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Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.


101 Drama Games for Children

101 Drama Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers

Publisher: Hunter House

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 164

ISBN-13: 9780897932110

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Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.


Improv for Kids

Improv for Kids

Author: Greg Sullivan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Published: 2016-09-24

Total Pages: 120

ISBN-13: 9781537747132

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Hi, I'm Greg Sullivan. As parents, my wife and I are always tracking how much "screen time" our daughter spends each week. While limiting it is fine, experience dealing with my pride and joy tells me that yours is also likely to ask what they are expected to do with the remaining time. Helping to answer that question in part (I hope), I have drawn from my over twenty years' experience as an improv teacher and written this book. These "wacky" improv games will engage your child and build their creative muscles in new ways - all without relying on technology. Some of the games are even suitable for toddlers just learning their numbers and ABCs, but they are largely written for school age children. You can play some of the improvisations with as few as two people. Many of the improvisations are great for 8-12 players. In this regard, this book can also serve as a great resource for teachers and even summer camp counselors. Older children with acting aspirations will especially enjoy the last four improvisations. SPOILER ALERT: though the title says the book has 24 improvisations, I have actually included 30 in order to include these more challenging improvs, but don't fret, they are all equally wacky. The games are simple. For example, in SLAP-CLAP-SNAP-SPEAK, the players stand in a circle. Everyone slaps their thighs, then claps their hands, then snaps their fingers before the one whose turn it is speaks. What do they say? Before starting, they are given a topic; "animals" for example. So when it's someones turn to speak, they say the name of an animal. Then the cycle starts again. There are a few rules which can be added to make things more challenging, but that is the gist of this game. There is a significant amount of appendix material included in this book. Appendix A is my GS Improv Quick Start Guide, which is a summary of the improvisation techniques I teach. Appendix B is the full text of my GS Improv Technique Book. Both appendixes have been adjusted for young readers. They are geared to give older kids whose interest in theater is growing a strong basis for performing improv, but they are not required reading to do the first 26 improvisations in this book. Besides being fun games to play, my experience has taught me that improvisation is a great means of gaining confidence by participating in group activities and doing public speaking. I have taught improvisation for over twenty years in NYC at my GS IMPROV classes and I am the author of 11 other eBook titles on the topic. (For example, my The Improv Show Book is great for those ages high-school and beyond who have an interest in learning more about improv and putting on a show.) I have been teaching improv since 1997 at my GS IMPROV classes in NYC, was a substitute at NYC's highly respected HB Studio (13 years), founded the improv troupe KLAATU and have been featured in three BACK STAGE cover stories. I have been a guest instructor at The Little Red Schoolhouse and The Browning School. I am also the Book Review Editor and Podcast Host of Flight Journal magazine's upcoming "Flying Off the Shelves." Most recently, I founded an improv troupe, The Bookworms, which is based in our hometown library. In addition to performing scores of improv shows, I have also done the male leads in traditional theater shows like Arsenic & Old Lace, The Mousetrap, Rehearsal for Murder, Romantic Comedy and Strange Bedfellows. I studied acting with many wonderful teachers, including Michael Beckett, Ginny Borton, Sam Groom, Anne Jackson, Rasa Allan Kazlas, Salem Ludwig, John Monteith and Austin Pendleton.