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.

Grade Level


  • Character
  • Setting
  • Tension & Relaxation


  • Character Education
  • Story Elements
  • Story Setting


  • Circle
  • Open