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The Big Book of Brainstorming Games: Quick, Effective Activities That Encourage Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Improve Collaboration, and Spark Great Ideas! by Mike Mulvilhill, Mary Scannell

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7“Yes! and …”

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

—Isaac Newton

Alphabet Improv

OBJECTIVES

• To build creativity

Images

Group Size

Any, split into teams of 3 or 4

Materials

Stopwatch

Time

10 to 15 minutes

Procedure

Improvisation performance, or improv, is acting, singing, talking, or creating comedy in the moment. It usually involves starting with an idea from the audience or a prompt from a fellow performer. Improv is a highly creative and intuitive art that one can become better at with lots of practice. It uses the skills of listening, thinking, and building on one another’s ideas. Improv embodies the concept of ...

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