The Magic Closet Lesson

The Magic Closet Lesson Imagination and writing with descriptive detail are the focus of this magical adventure.  Students enter a closet owned by someone they create in their imagination, but soon find the closet holds secrets even more astounding.  Students work with a partner to act, describe, and then write about their journey into the … Read more

Introducing Transformation and Predicting: The Gingerbread Man Lesson

Introducing Transformation and Predicting: The Gingerbread Man Lesson Using the beloved story of The Gingerbread Man students not only learn to transform into characters and imitate the actions of those characters, they also have many opportunities to predict and revise as they enact the story with you and their classmates. Introducing Transformation and Predicting: The … Read more

Rooster’s Off to Save the World Lesson

Rooster’s Off to Save the World Lesson At first glance, math and drama skills may seem like an unlikely pairing. However, in this playful lesson for grades K-2, students can practice addition and subtraction while honing their movement and animal transformation skills. Based on the beloved book by Eric Carle, this integrated lesson helps students … Read more

Maximillian in Trouble Poem 

Maximillian in Trouble Poem  Sometimes the most loveable children get in the most trouble… especially the ones with four legs and a tail! Students in grades 2-5 will have a blast imitating this mischievous dog, who wreaks havoc when his mom leaves him alone in the house. This poem provides a great opportunity for students … Read more

The Chase Lesson

The Chase Lesson Looking for an exciting way to teach students about personal space and self-esteem? This lesson is a great way to help students practice self-control, imitation, and concentration skills, while keeping them active! Progressing from independent movement work to full group collaboration, the Chase provides a thorough yet fun introduction to these topics. 

Creating Mood

Creating Mood Lesson Creating mood effectively is one of the most important lessons young actors can learn. In this lesson, students can practice using their imagination and concentration skills to create mood for a variety of different scenarios. This lesson gives students a chance to hone their ability to imagine their given circumstances, while using … Read more

Hat or No Hat Poem

Hat or No Hat Poem To Hat or Not to Hat? That is the question… This poem deals with the age-old conflict between parents and children over whether to wear a hat in cold weather. Students in grades K-1 can practice imitation skills with this piece, while students in grades 2-4 may work on integrating … Read more

The Magic Carpet Lesson

The Magic Carpet Lesson Objective: students use their imagination and experiment with the five senses to take a magic carpet ride. Young children revel in using their senses to explore the world around them.  This lesson gives them the opportunity to use their imagination and the five senses to create a drama.  You will guide … Read more

Seeds Grow & The Greedy Little Fish Lesson

Seeds Grow & The Greedy Little Fish Lesson Objective: students solve acting problems before acting out a story. Sometimes actors face problems in deciding how they will act out a certain part of a story.  Getting the students to think like artists and problem solve before playing a story is the goal of this lesson.  … Read more

Working with Space Lesson

Working with Space: Self-management skills Objective: students demonstrate concentration, following directions, maintaining personal space and using positive non-distracting behaviors. Through this series of activities, students will demonstrate cooperation with you and their peers, follow directions, and manage their personal space (part of the kindergarten objectives).  They will have fun working with imaginary objects. As a … Read more