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

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

Metamorphosis Poem

Metamorphosis Poem What happens when a mischievous child messes with the wrong witch? This poem tells the cautionary tale of a troublemaker who can’t seem to follow directions, with vivid imagery and a shocking ending! Students in grades 1-5 can practice action/reaction, problem solving, and transformation skills. We have also included some recommended step-by-step delivery … Read more

Hide and Seek Poem

Hide and Seek Poem There’s nothing better than a cup of tea with a spoonful of revenge! This narrator locks their sister in the bathroom after a game of Hide and Seek goes awry. The poem provides a great opportunity for students in grades 3-7 to practice imitation and storytelling skills. We have also included … Read more

Walking Activity

Walking Activity Participants, working on concentration and imitation, imagine walking on different substances. This activity is useful for integration with physical education and dance. 

Walking Through Space Activity

Walking Through Space Activity This exercise will engage your students’ bodies and imaginations! As participants walk around the room, they will explore how different body parts and different environments affect their movements. 

Space Chase Activity

Space Chase Activity Following a design on paper, partners create characters in a chase or race. This activity works well when paired with a story that includes a chase, such as “The Tortoise and the Hare.”

Stick Foot to Floor Activity

Stick Foot to Floor Activity This activity is designed to teach concentration and body awareness skills. Participants imitate nailing or gluing their feet to the floor and experiment with movement in all directions.