This improv game is in the following improv game categories:
This one is like an extended version of Bippety Bop(1)
. Start with 3 things:
- an Elephant, consisting of a trunk, made by the middle player, by holding your nose with one hand, and extending your other arm through the arm that holds the hand that holds the nose (does this make any sense?).
The neighboring players each form a big ear, using both arms. Don`t forget to attach the ears to the
elephant`s head. Make an
- A palm tree: the middle player is the tree, her neighbors become the waving leaves of the tree. Make windy noise
- A car: the middle player holds the steering wheel, the neighbors do the
wheels. Make car engine noise.
One player in the middle. Point to a person and yell Elephant (or Palm Tree, or whatever was agreed). Then choose another player
and yell something else. Do this at high speed.
Now for the extension: when someone makes a mistake, look at what the person does, and add that to the list of possibilities. For
example, someone might be waving their arms incorrectly in from of them, trying to build the trunk of the elephant. If the group
things this resembles, say, a swimmer, we decide on adding a swimmer to the list of options. Say the middle player does the arms and
her neighbor do the legs.
Repeat until you have so many options that everyone goes wrong...