Crossing the Road Activity

Crossing the Road Activity In this fun drama activity, students are put in pairs to improvise scenes about crossing a road. Participants will love to watch peers express their creativity and make bold choices! You will need chairs or other furniture to create a “road” in your classroom. This activity pairs well with lessons on … Read more

Light and Dark Activity

Light and Dark 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.

Jumping Mirror Activity

Jumping Mirror Activity We designed this activity for partner work between pairs of participants to communicate and respond interactively using the body.  This is part of a group of mirror activities.

Imitating Objects Activity

Imitating Objects Activity 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.

Give and Take Activity

Give and Take Activity This activity, designed for the older participants (6th grade and up), teaches the ability to work cooperatively with each other as the focus of a scene.  Actors learn to “Give and Take” in this in-depth acting exercise that leads to improvisational scene work.

Follow the Line Leader Activity

Follow the Line Leader Activity This activity is designed for the older participants (2rd grade and up) practicing listening and following directions as a group.  They will develop skills for observation and imitation by watching and imitating others.  This will definitely get people moving around which is good for combining with physical activity.

Flocking Activity

Flocking Activity This activity is designed for older participants working with teamwork, movement and following directions.  Groups of six or eight, moving together, must follow each other [teamwork, collaboration] and react in a coordinated manner.  This will definitely get people moving around which is good for combining with physical activity.

Falling Down II Activity

Falling Down II Activity This activity is designed for the older participants (3rd to adult).  We have written an activity called Falling Down I for younger participants.  Participants move through space with different speeds, directions, and levels, and they also fall down [gently!] from time to time. The focus is on following directions.

Emotion Scene Activity

Emotion Scene Activity This challenging activity is designed for small groups with a focus on collaboration, imitation and emotion.  This activity can be used as a practice for many skills sets (although not all at once!) due to its dynamic nature.  The participants play out successive emotions in a scene while imitating action and activities. … Read more

Discover, Explore, Use II Activity

Discover, Explore, Use II Activity Building off “Discover, Explore, Use I Activity,” this advanced Level II activity (Drama as Art) challenges participants to improvise a scene about discovering an imaginary object. No props are required.