The Greatest Show on Ice Lesson

The Greatest Show on Ice Lesson: Planning & Practicing

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Objective: students apply collaborative and planning processes to create a drama.

Students hate to plan and revise their work. This lesson helps students see the impact that planning and practicing have on a finished drama product. In addition, the lesson further develops collaborative skills along with negotiating and revising work (part of the second grade objectives). The students use the actor’s tools (mind, body, voice) to create a simulated ice show. We recommend assembling a variety of instrumental music for the ice dancing. Students observe the ice show as it transforms from an unorganized jumble to a synchronized scene following time to collaborate, plan, and practice. This lesson is part of our recommended sequence in the Second Grade Curriculum.

Second Grade Drama Journal: The Greatest Show on Ice

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 Second Grade Curriculum

Grade Level


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Collaboration
  • Planning
  • Practicing


  • Character Education
  • Story Elements


  • Open