The aim of this activity is for girls to be creative and work together as a team to produce a short improvisation.
Collect a selection of props and costumes and place them into a large cardboard box. Suggestions are: hats, masks, everyday items and musical instruments.
Prepare the room for the activity by setting out a wide circle of chairs, facing inwards. Place the prop box into the centre of the circle.
As the girls arrive ask them to take a chair. When everyone is seated go around the circle and give everyone a number.
Explain that for every round you will call out three numbers at random. Those whose number is called move into the middle of the circle and choose a prop each from the box. The trio then have one minute during which they should improvise a scene using all three props. Set the timer.
When ‘time’ is called, the girls sit down and another three numbers are called. Keep going until everyone has had a turn.
Review the process and discuss which ideas worked well.
Timer or stop watch
Box of various props