Your participants work together for this group-based activity. These teams create story improvisations based on mathematical statements. We provide some ideas for these mathematical stories. Use this activity to practice problem solving and imagination. Groups can also be encouraged to connect to prior statements in an improvisation way.
Your participants work in concert for this teamwork-based activity. Teams use movement, concentration, and shapes to build collaboratively. This activity can be used to emphasize the body, shape, voice, sound or aesthetics. We created several lessons around the machine concept for different ages.
This activity is designed for the younger participants (Kindergarten to 3rd) for using their imagination and creating setting and space. Contrary to the name, no carpets are necessary. This activity has been built into a complete lesson for both the Kindergarten ages and the 1st grade. This can be done as a stationary activity or have fun moving around with them to combine with physical activity.
Your participants work alone in their own personal space for this activity, but they do so concurrently. They practice using their imagination and body to simulate the environment. Participants work with movement and their imagination.
Your participants work in concert or in group of 5-6 for this teamwork-based activity. Teams, using collaboration and imagination, imitate actions of a profession or career using the body. This activity is a wonderful way to introduce setting in drama and language arts. Have the students create settings from class readings. This activity also provides an opportunity for interested students to take on the role of director.
Your participants work in concert for this teamwork-based activity. The entire group creates a “Landscape” that others must guess. This activity might build off of the Body Objects one. This activity is a wonderful way to introduce setting in drama and language arts. It can also be used to introduce and practice the role of director.
We designed this activity for partner work in small groups of participants to collaborate and problem solve using the body. In groups of four or five, the participants create team sculptures. No props are necessary.
We designed this activity for partner work between pairs of participants to communicate using the body and no voice. Participants transform their bodies into objects while other participants imitate using those objects. The Body Objects activity works well for a lead up to this practice.
Your participants work alone developing their “story” for this activity, but they share them with others. They practice using their imagination and body to tell the story. Participants enter an imaginary closet and work with imaginary objects and events.