I Remember When Activity

I Remember When I Felt Like This Activity Your participants work in groups for this teamwork-based activity.  These teams create stories based on real, emotional events from participants’ lives.  When using personal stories, remember our tips on setting up a safe drama classroom and managing misbehavior.

Body Reactions II Activity

Body Reactions II Activity If your students are ready or excited to move into more story building – ease them in with this activity called Body Reactions II which is a follow-up to Level I. Building on the first one, this activity introduces everyday objects (suggestions included) and has students moving and pantomiming with no … Read more

Body Reactions I Activity

Body Reactions I Activity If your students are ready or excited to move into more story building – ease them in with this activity called Body Reactions which has a Level I and Level II. This activity has all students moving and pantomiming simultaneously with no voice. Use key moments from stories, social studies, or … Read more

Emotional Responses Activity

Emotional Responses Activity Using a list of emotions with some examples provided, participants will demonstrate these emotions with the use of their body and mind (primary drama tools).  Of course, the emotions chosen should be appropriate for their age group.  There is also an opportunity to include journaling as part of this activity.

The Well

The Well story This story is designed to be played by a group of 4, but it can be told with any number of students.  In this story, students learn to identify and imitate emotions such as pride, silliness, anger, fear, frustration, joy, and shock.

Before I Couldn’t, but Now I Can

Before I Couldn’t, but Now I Can activity The kids share stories of skills they have learned without words.  The group or teacher would guess the skill.  This can be done either with the whole class or in smaller groups.  It would also be useful to review our tips for casting anonymously before using this … Read more

The Haunted House story

The Haunted House story  This story can be used with the Body Objects Lesson.  The students work in groups and part of the activity is to identify different emotions from the story.

Why the Earth is Green

Why the Earth is Green story  This story was written for students studying drama and the solar system.  In science, this can be used when the students are learning the characteristics of the planets.

Trip Across America

Trip Across America story  This story can be used in a year-long plan in many steps.  It can be used multiple times with different regions of the US and  helps reinforce drama skills.  We provide a six-step guide in the PDF to assist you.