Crazy Shapes & Transform the Chair Lesson

Crazy Shapes & Transform the Chair Lesson

Objective: Students analyze physical choices used to communicate character.

Students twist their bodies into creative images and adjust their physical expression according to changes in location and situation. They have fun learning how simple prompts about a setting impact character posture. They explore how these strong physical choices connect to creating and communicating characters. The lesson begins with the basic Freeze activity, so be sure to download it before you start. It is the first lesson in our recommended sequence in the Fifth Grade Curriculum.

Fifth Grade Drama Journal: Crazy Shapes & Transform the Chair

To maximize student achievement, download this drama journal for students to use as reflection or formative assessment. For each lesson in the curriculum, we have created a corresponding journal page for your students. A drama journal allows participants to reflect on their learning and artistic growth (metacognition). It also allows you, the teacher, to see how students are using the drama vocabulary, thinking about big ideas, and perceiving their own strengths and weaknesses. If you use the journal for assessment and would like more assessment tools, visit our Fifth Grade Curriculum

Grade Level


  • Character
  • Setting
  • Tension & Relaxation


  • Character Education
  • Story Elements
  • Story Setting


  • Circle
  • Open