Animals and Their Homes Lesson

Animals and Their Homes Lesson

What are the parallels between the ways we work together in drama and how parts of a habitat work together to sustain animal life? In this lesson, students in grades 3-5 can work together to create animal statues, and eventually create full habitats with only their bodies.  Students will have the chance to practice transformation and collaboration skills, while integrating science learning by working together in pairs and small groups to create realistic animal habitats.  We have also included step-by-step delivery instructions to help you guide your students through this lesson.

Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade

CONCEPT/SKILL

  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Animals
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Level
  • Body-Line
  • Body-Shape
  • Character
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Cooperation
  • Facial Expressions
  • Gesture
  • Habitats
  • Imagination
  • Imitation
  • Movement
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Shape
  • Shape/Line/Level
  • Teamwork
  • Transformation

INTEGRATION IDEAS

  • Animals
  • Collaboration
  • Environment
  • Habitats
  • Land Forms
  • Living Things
  • Science
  • Teamwork

ROOM SETUP

  • Open