Bon Voyage Poem

Bon Voyage Poem Have you ever gotten so fed up with your family that you just wanted to mail them away? In this hilarious poem, perfect for grades 2-6, the narrator mails family members to far off places—fromNebraska to Alaska, from the zoo to Peru! Students can practice body objects and transformation skills. Additionally, there … 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. 

Transforming Movement Activity

Transforming Movement Activity Working with the body, participants imitate movements and then create their own. Use this activity to discuss energy, transformation, and dance!

Object Box Activity

Object Box Activity If your students enjoy charades, they will love this fun and challenging exercise. Using their five senses, participants enact the qualities of everyday objects. This activity requires one small item for each participant and one large box for the class. 

Listen to the Beat Activity

Listen to the Beat Activity For those working on concentration and moving into more imagination building – you might try this activity which adds movement about and through the space similar to the Freeze Activity. This also reinforces the signaling device if you haven’t used it in a while.

The Dance Contest Lesson

The Dance Contest Lesson

The Dance Contest Lesson: Drama & Dance Objective: students identify commonalities between drama and dance. Who doesn’t like to dance? At this age, students love to move and make up their own dances to music. If there is a dance teacher or dance artist in your school, ask them to assist with this lesson and teach … Read more

The Chase Lesson

the chase lesson

The Chase Lesson: Using Space Objective: Students will learn how space affects drama. This lesson for fourth grade students focuses on the actor’s skills to transform space using locomotor and non locomotor movements. You can use this lesson to integrate with dance or visual art elements. The lesson makes use of the Freeze activity – download it … Read more

Three Drama Skill Words Lesson

Three Drama Skill Words Lesson

Three Drama Skill Words Lesson Objective: students define drama and practice skills (concentration, imagination, transformation, imitation – C.I.T.I.) needed for a drama. Students have fun with concentration and imagination exercises, both of which are important for integrated drama work. This is a great beginning of the year lesson for second grade students with prior drama experience.* … Read more

Word Rhythm Dance

Word Rhythm Dance activity In this activity, participants use body and voice together in rhythm that works to a internal beat.  In smaller groups of 4-5, they collaborate to create a dance with their movements.