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7 - Valentine's Day Drama Circle

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Game Instructions:
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Have your group assemble standing up in a large circle.
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Shuffle the cards and hand them all out – some players may
have more than one card.
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When it is a player’s turn, they should take two steps into
the circle, and complete the instructions
on the card. They should step back once the
turn is over.
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DRAMA
CIRCLE
Remind players to make their actions
very dramatic.
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The player with the start card begins the
game.
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The round continues until the last card is
acted out.
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Hints:
 After cards have been cut out, laminate
them so they last a long time.
 The numbers are included on each card, so
if a player gets confused, or the
circle breaks down, restart the
game with the next card.
 A blank card is included in case a
card gets lost.
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1. (Start Card) Ask, “What did the
stamp say to the envelope on
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “I’m
stuck on you.” Pretend to put a
letter in an envelope, lick the
envelope closed, put a
stamp on the envelope,
and mail it.
2. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a stamp stuck on an
envelope, ask, “What flower do
squirrels give for Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “Forget-menuts.” Pretend to go up to
someone in the circle and give
them a bouquet of flowers.
3. When you hear someone tell a
joke about forget-me-nuts, ask,
“What is a vampire’s sweetheart
called?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “His ghoul-friend.”
Go up to someone in the
circle and say in your best
vampire voice, “Have you
seen my ghoul-friend?”
4. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a vampire’s ghoulfriend, ask, “Why did the banana go
out with the prune?” (Pause
to let students think). Then
say, “Because it couldn’t get
a date.” Make a disgusted
face and say, “YUCK! I can’t
stand eating prunes!”
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5. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a banana and a prune,
ask, “What happened when the
muffin fell in love with the chef?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “He got buttered
up.” Pretend to spread
butter on a muffin, then
look at the muffin and tell
it how much you love it.
6. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a muffin in love with a
chef, ask, “What did the paper clip
say to the magnet?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “I
find you very attractive.”
Pretend to hold up a magnet.
Say, “I don’t know what it is
about this magnet, but all the
paper clips are always
attracted to it.
7. When you hear someone tell a joke
about paper clips and magnets, ask,
“What did one pickle say to the other
pickle?” (Pause to let students think).
Then say, “You mean a great dill to
me.” Pretend to open a jar of
pickles that has the lid stuck
on very tight. Struggle with it,
then make a popping sound
as it opens. Pull out a pickle
and eat it.
8. When you hear someone tell a
joke about pickles, ask, “What do
you call a very small Valentine?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “A Valen-tiny.” Pretend to pull
an extremely tiny
Valentine’s Day card from
your pocket and give it to
someone in the circle.
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9. When you hear someone tell a
joke about tiny valentines, ask,
“What did the boy bird say to the
girl bird on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “Let me call you
tweet-heart.” Pretend
you’re a bird and fly
around the circle, tweeting
as you go.
10. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a bird and a tweetheart, ask, “Why do skunks love
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say,
“Because they’re very
scent-imental.” Plug your
nose like a skunk is around
and say in a very disgusted
voice, “P.U.”
11. When you hear someone tell a
joke about skunks, ask, “What did
one cat say to the other cat on
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “You are
purrrrr-fect for me.”
Meow like a cat and then
purr very loudly.
12. When you hear someone tell a
joke about cats being purrrr-fect,
ask, “What kind of flower do you
never give on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “Cauliflower.” Make a
disgusted face and say,
“GROSS! Cauliflower? No
thank-you!”
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13. When you hear someone tell a
joke about cauliflower, ask, “What
did one snake say to the other
snake?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “I’d like to
give you a hug and a hiss on
Valentine’s Day.” Pretend
to slither across the circle
making hissing and kissing
noises.
14. When you hear someone tell a
joke about snakes, ask, “Did you hear
about the near-sighted porcupine?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “He fell in love with a pincushion.” Pretend to pick up
a pin cushion and hold it
lovingly to your face. Then say,
“OUCH!” as you pretend you
were stuck with a needle.
15. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a porcupine and a pincushion, ask, “What does a farmer
give his wife on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “Hogs and kisses.”
Make a grunting noise like a
pig, then say, “Oink, oink,
baby.”
16. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a farmer and hogs and
kisses, ask, “What did one light bulb
say to the other light bulb?” (Pause
to let students think). Then say, “I
love you a whole watt.”
Pretend to shade your eyes
because it is so bright in the
room. Say, “Did it just get
brighter in here?”
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17. When you hear someone tell a
joke about two light bulbs, ask,
“What did one drum say to the
other drum on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “My heart beats for
you.” Pretend you are
playing a rockin’ drum solo
– complete with sound
effects.
18. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a drum beating, ask,
“What did Frankenstein say to his
girlfriend on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “Be my Valenstein.” Walk across the
circle like Frankenstein.
19. When you hear someone tell a
joke about Frankenstein, ask, “What
did one sheep say to another sheep
on Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “You’re
not so baaaa-d yourself.”
Walk across the circle and
baaaa like a sheep.
20. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a sheep, ask, “Why
should you pick a goalie to be your
Valentine?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “Because he’s a
keeper.” Pretend you are a
goalie and make a HUGE
save in the net.
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21. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a goalie, ask, “What did
one boat say to the other boat on
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say,
“Are you up for a little rowmance?.” Pretend you are
rowing a boat across the
circle and sing “Row Row
Row Your Boat” as you cross.
22. When you hear someone tell a
joke about row boats, ask, “What
did the guy with the broken leg say
to his nurse on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “I’ve got a crutch
on you.” Pretend you have a
broken leg and are on
crutches.
23. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a guy on crutches, ask,
“Where does Easter come before
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “In the
dictionary.” Pretend to put
on a pair of glasses and pick
up a very heavy book.
Start looking through the
pages then say, “I found it!”
24. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a dictionary, ask, “What
do you get when you cross a dog
with a Valentine’s Day card?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “A card that says, “I
love you drool-ly.” Pretend
you are a big drooling dog and
go up to someone in the
circle and beg and bark.
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25. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a drooling dog, ask, “What
did the painter say to her
boyfriend on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “I love you with all
my art.” Pretend you are
painting a masterpiece.
Stand back, admiring it, and
say, “Voila! It’s perfect!”
26. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a painter, ask, “What
does a man who loves his car do on
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say,
“He gives it a Valen-shine.”
Pretend to wash a very
large and very dirty car.
27. When you hear someone tell a
joke about washing a car, ask, “Why
do Valentines have hearts on
them?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “Because kidneys
would look pretty gross.”
Pretend you are looking at a
Valentine’s Day card. Say,
“What IS that? GROSS!”
28. When you hear someone tell a
joke about kidneys on a Valentine’s
Day card, ask, “How did the telephone
propose to his girlfriend on
Valentine’s Day?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say,
“It gave her a ring.” Make a
sound like a ringing telephone.
Answer the phone and say,
“Hello? OF COURSE I’ll marry
you!!!”
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29. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a phone proposing, ask,
“What flower gives the most
kisses on Valentine’s Day?” (Pause
to let students think). Then
say, “Tulips.” Pretend to make
a kissing face and say,
“Pucker up!”
30. When you hear someone tell a
joke about tulips, ask, “What kind of
girl does a mummy take on a
date?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “Any old
girl he can dig up.” Pretend
you have a shovel and are
digging a large hole. Say, “Are
you down there? Will you go
out with me?”
31. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a mummy digging up a
date, ask, “How does Cupid visit his
girlfriend?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “On an arrowplane.” Pretend you are an
airplane and fly around the
circle.
32. When you hear someone tell a
joke about Cupid and an airplane,
ask, “What did the math teacher
say to the angle on Valentine’s
Day?” (Pause to let students
think). Then say, “You sure
are a-cute one.” Make an
acute angle (make a small V
shape) with your fingers
and say, “You are SO cute!”.
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33. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a math teacher and an
acute angle, ask, “Why did the rooster
cross the road?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “He wanted
to show off for the chicks.”
Pretend you are a rooster
strutting across the circle.
Be sure to cock-a-doodledoo when you get to the
other side.
34. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a rooster crossing the
road, ask, “Why did the boy jump up
and down on his Valentine’s Day
card?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say,
“He heard he had to stamp
his cards.” Jump up and
down to stamp on your card.
35. When you hear someone tell a joke
about a boy stamping a Valentine’s
card, ask, “What happened when the
man fell in love with his garden?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “It made him wed his
plants.” Pretend you are very
embarrassed and cover your
pants. Say, “Oops,” and run to
hide behind someone in the
circle.
36. When you hear someone tell a
joke about a man wedding his
plants, ask, “What is in the middle
of Valentine?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “The
letter N.” Look like you are
confused and scratch your
head. Say, “Huh? The letter
N? I don’t get it.”
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37. When you hear someone tell a
joke about the middle of a
Valentine, ask, “Did you hear about
the romance in the fish tank?”
(Pause to let students think).
Then say, “It was a case of
guppy love.” Pretend you
are a fish and swim
across the circle.
38. When you hear someone tell a
joke about guppy love, ask, “Why did
the little girl put clothes on her
Valentine’s Day card?” (Pause to let
students think). Then say, “She
heard they had to be addressed.” Pretend to put
clothes on a Valentine’s Day
card. Get frustrated and say,
“WHY won’t these pants fit?”
39. When you hear someone tell a
joke about clothes on a Valentine,
ask, “What did one bat say to the
other bat on Valentine’s Day?”
(Pause to let students think). Then
say, “You’re fun to hang
around with.” Flap your
wings and bend over like
you are upside down.
40. (End Card) When you hear
someone tell a joke about bats, ask,
“What did one student say to the
class on Valentine’s Day” (Pause to
let students think). Then say, “Is
this drama circle over yet?”
Wave to everybody and say,
“Love you all, but I’m out of
here!”
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