Players create a slide with their bodies and someone else explains what it is
Gain comfort thinking on your feet
Joy of justification
For this game, two groups of students work together to create a slide show narrative for the audience. One group forms each “slide” by freezing in random positions at the middle of the stage and the second group—or individual “expert”—then explains what the image depicts. You can get a suggestion for the presentation from the audience (“This person is a world-leading expert. What’s their subject?”) or you can have it represent a family vacation.
Though the game works best when the slide-makers set the agenda and the narrators have to justify what they see, the narrators can inject their own spontaneity and hijinks by “realizing” that the slide is in backwards or upside down, belongs to a different set, or has some other problem.
Encourage those making the slides to choose active positions, especially those where they’re touching each other. Working at different levels can be fun too.
Once you’ve gotten the hang of the game, you can use it for infinite curricular variety. Maybe you make a slide show of World War II, of the most important scenes from A Separate Peace, or of the principles of geometry. Make it work for you!
Use as debrief from a session/conference
- People create slides of what happened at the conference. One announces and others create or Form slides + justify
Powerpoint Karaoke with real slides
Complementary Pose game (one player creates a shape and their parter silently complements it)
I am a Tree