Drama Improvisation Game – What Are You Doing?
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What are you doing is a great introduction to improvisation and not blocking your cast mates.

COVID-19 Update!
Try to ensure your students are spaced two metres apart. If you don’t have enough space to have them in a circle, you can have the students stand randomly around the room without affecting the game.


  • Have the students stand in a circle.
  • Invite one student into the centre of the circle and give them an action to mime, e.g. dance like a ballerina.
  • The next student in the circle then asks, ‘What are you doing?’
  • The central student replies with a new activity, e.g. ‘Playing tennis.’
  • The student who asked must come into the centre and mime the directed action until they are asked, ‘What are you doing?’
  • Continue until all students have had a moment in the centre.

Teacher tip: Encourage the students to think outside the box and take risks in their portrayal of the action.

Mark a space to keep your students socially distant (without damaging your floor)

Rebecca is the founder and chief executive officer of Silly Fish Learning Ltd. She is a children's playwright with a vast and varied career in education, primarily teaching drama and English.

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