The Caveman Lesson

The Caveman Lesson

Objective: students practice concentration while working with other actors using positive non-distracting behaviors.
Building on the previous Mirror lesson, students continue working with partners and practicing audience behaviors (part of the kindergarten objectives).  Students gain experience in practicing a drama as the traditional Mirror exercise morphs into a story called The Caveman for partners to act out.  Download the story to complete the materials for this lesson.  Other stories with partner work that could be substituted (or repeated): “There’s a Nightmare in my Closet,” “The Stubborn Clay,” and “The Ghost Who Couldn’t Scare.”  This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Kindergarten Curriculum.

Grade Level

  • Kindergarten

CONCEPT/SKILL

  • Concentration
  • Imitation
  • Partner Work

INTEGRATION IDEAS

  • Emotions
  • Praising
  • Reflection

ROOM SETUP

  • Circle
  • Open