Pinball with noises
The participants stand in a circle. The Joker starts out by making a noise like a Pinball -“Boing” and “sends” the ball into motion by making moves with their hands like they are playing a Pinball Machine, and making eye contact with the “receiver”. The “receiver” passes the pinball on in the same way to a new person by making eye contact and making a noise– and so on, until The Joker thinks the game should stop.
The evolutionary game or egg, dinosaur and Superman.
All participants start out being an egg. They keep their arms close to the body and jump around (they have no legs). When they touch another person they play rock, paper, scissors. The person who wins moves up to the next level: dinosaur. They walk around the room using their arms to pretend they have a big jaw that is opening and closing; they could also make a roar. From this point on participants can only bump into people at their own level; Eggs bumping into eggs and dinosaurs into dinosaurs. Every time a participant bumps into another they play rock, paper, scissors. The winner moves up a level. The last level is Superman – participants move around the room with one arm in the air – pretending they are Superman flying around. The game ends when as many as possible have turned into Superman. There will always be a person stuck as an egg or dinosaur.
Acting a song or phrase
The Joker divides participants into groups of 4-5 people. Give them a song (for example: Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away…) or some phrase (for example: keep your ear to the ground, early bird catches the worm) or groups can figure out themselves a song or phrase.
Next they need to mime the song or phrase. (They can practice this 2-3 minutes in another room). Others try to guess which song/phrase they are thinking about.
Formula one, F1
Participants stand in a circle very close to each other. At first they practice the kind of noise a formula one car makes. The Joker begins and participants follow. When all have tried enough car voices, the joker makes car noises and turn their head from right to left. The person next to them (on their left side) does the same. Finally the noise goes around the whole circle. Formula one cars can drive slower or faster… You could try some other sounds aswell such as water drops, a dog bark or a mobile phone ringing,
Sneeze (or yawn)
At first the participants sneeze (or yawn) like they normally do. Then, think about how a cat might sneeze? What about a cow? A workman? A princess? A baby? A giant…
Keep your mouth and lips closed and talk!
What did you do at the weekend? Talk about it in pairs but don´t open your mouth. Or introduce yourself but don’t open your lips and mouth.