Motivation I: Move the Chair Activity

Motivation I: Move the Chair Activity

Participants work individually using their imagination in this activity with a real chair (note: you will need to provide a chair).  This activity can be employed to practice a variety of skills such as Believability, Problem Solving, Subtext or Body as a stepping stone to more advanced drama.  If desired, this activity can also be applied to work with lessons in Character Education or Language Arts.  This activity is the first in a Motivation series that successively builds skills.

Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


  • Action/Reaction
  • Believability
  • Body
  • Characterization
  • Communication
  • Following Directions
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Improvisation
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Problem Solving
  • Process


  • Character Education
  • Language Arts


  • Circle
  • Open