Following on Working with Props I, participants will work in small groups to create scenes with props. You will need at least one paper bag and three objects for each group.
In pairs, students use a prop to inspire a scene. This activity encourages the essential drama skills of planning and practicing. You will need at least one small object per group of students.
In this fun and adaptable activity, participants use costume pieces to create characters and scenes. You will need a box of costumes to spark your students' imaginations!
In this advanced statue making activity, participants create and revise statues based on a prompt. In addition, statues have the chance to speak! Students will learn how physical and aesthetic choices can communicate ideas.
In this activity, participants connect physical movements to punctuation marks. The exercise requires slips of paper filled with sentences. This activity is designed for integration with language arts.
Designed for advanced students, this is an adaptation of the classic telephone game. Participants will practice their listening, improvisation, and imitation skills as they move around the room and enact a scene.
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 literary conflict and playwriting.
Your participants work in small groups for this activity. They practice creating stories and improvising an imaginary character that must answer questions using mathematics. This activity connects math to creating a believable character. We have provided some story cards in this download as an example – use these or create your own linked to your current topics.
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.