Group party quirk improv activity

Party Quirks

Party Quirks

Topic: Performing Arts Careers

Empowerment Lesson Video: Performing Arts Careers

Video Discussion:

Tell students they will be watching the video titled ‘Performing Arts Careers’. Explain that the video presents role models who work as or with performing artists talking about why students should consider a career in the performing arts.

After viewing, invite students to share specific things they learned about the different performing arts careers featured in the video and to reflect upon their observations (e.g., “I liked when the dancer said that performing is magical!”).

Activity Instructions:

  1. Put students into groups of four each. Choose one student to be the host of a party; the other three will be the guests.
  2. Have the host leave the room temporarily so that they won’t hear the setup for the game.
  3. With the host out of the room, take suggestions for unique quirks that the three guests can have. Quirks can be anything, such as "She has mice in her pockets" to "She's an astronaut who just returned from the moon". Assign one quirk to each of the three guests.
  4. Bring the host back and have the three guests line up behind an imagined door.
  5. The first guest approaches the door and is welcomed to the party by the host.
  6. The guest will display her quirk while acting in the party scene. The host, meanwhile, is acting in the scene while trying to determine the quirk the guest has been assigned.
  7. When the host has guessed the guest’s quirk, the next guest will arrive and be welcomed. (The previous guests will stay and continue to act in the party scene.)
  8. When the final guest has their quirk correctly guessed, the game is over and the next group can have their turn. Make sure all the students have a chance to participate.

*Adapted from www.itstillworks.com