Kindergarten Lessons

Recommended Lesson Sequence for Kindergarten 

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This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama teaching.  We put these lessons in a recommended delivery order below, but you may revise, rearrange, and adapt as you see fit.  This sequence is not a mandate; rather, it is intended to provide you with assistance as you build a curriculum for your classroom.

We also designed a shortened lesson sequence for Pre-Kindergarten students.

September1.  Finding Myself in Drama1, 2a-c, 2e
2.  Working with Space1, 2a-e
3.  Seeds Grow/Greedy Little Fish1, 2a-f, 10
October4.  Elves and the Shoemaker2a-f
5.  Introducing 5 Senses1, 3, 4
6.  Magic Carpet4, 2a
November7.  Dragon Hunt2c, 4
8.  Mirror2e, 6, 8
9.  Caveman2e, 2f, 6, 8
December10. Humpty Dumpty5, 10
11.  The Snowman6
12.  Pictures in the Air/ Imaginary Land/ Jack & Jill5, 6
January13.  I Woke Up this Morning7, 8
14.  Emotions Lesson7, 2f, 8
15.  The Three Billy Goats Gruff7
February16.  Charlie Lesson8, 9
17.  Henny Penny9, 10
March18.  Caps for Sale8, 10
19.  King Bidgood's in the Bathtub8, 10
April20.  Prop Box11
May21.  Seeds & Plants: Carrot Seed1, 8, 10, 11
22.  Seeds & Plants: Tiny Seed2a, 2f, 5, 10, 11
23.  Seeds & Plants: Empty Pot2c, 7, 9, 11
JuneASSESSMENT: use your own or adapt our 1st Grade example

Classroom teachers and drama educators: all you need to implement this program in your classroom is a group of students, a space large enough in which to move comfortably, a signaling device, and you! MISSION This curriculum is a first step ...
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Character Education for Kindergarten
Drama & Character Education Building character is a life long process.  The formation of good character begins when people are very young.  There are many human qualities that make character: honesty responsibility, resourcefulness, etc.  Many of these qualities can be ...
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 Tips on Using Drama with Pre-K and Kindergarten  Working with children in the pre-K and Kindergarten age requires special skills.  Managing the classroom with active, developing children can be a challenge, but employing drama skills to assist can make things ...
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The Erickson Drama/Learning Program is organized by four distinct and progressive levels and a Five Word Focus. These Five Words cover the five beginning skills in drama: concentration, imagination, transformation, imitation, and collaboration. Each successive level builds upon the previous ...
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Kindergarten Drama Objectives & Standards
Kindergarten Drama Objectives  Drama Objectives Alignment to National Standards  These objectives cover essential learning in the art form for five- to seven-year-old students.   This first PDF download above contains objectives used in our Kindergarten Curriculum (appears below for members) in a handy printout for ...
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Pre-K Lessons
Recommended Lesson Sequence for Pre-Kindergarten This year-long planning guide maps a year of drama teaching for Pre-Kindergarten students. This is adjusted and shortened from the longer schedule for older students in Kindergarten. We put these lessons in a recommended ...
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  • Kindergarten