8 Things

8 Things

Description

Everyone stands in a circle. Someone jumps in to the middle and is given a category. They say 8 things from that category, and after each one the rest of the group counts and supports the idea enthusiastically. They don’t need to be correct, they could be unrelated or imaginary.

Example

Gary – Hi everyone I’m Gary
Everyone – Hi Gary!
Director – 8 types of cutlery
Gary – Fork
Everyone – ONE!
Gary – Butter knife!
Everyone – TWO!
Gary – fish knife!
Everyone – THREE!
Gary – cheese knife!
Everyone – FOUR!
Gary – Cheese fork!
Everyone – FIVE!
Gary – spork!
Everyone – SIX!
Gary – Spoon!
Everyone – SEVEN!
Gary – LADLE!
Everyone – EIGHT! Those were 8 things! (dance and applause).

Teaching Purpose

  • Encouraging and supporting
  • Saying the first thing that comes to you
  • Supporting offers

Origin

Not sure, seems to be a universal improv game.

Categories

This exercise is in the following categories:

Warm Ups

Support and Teamwork

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