This story was created to teach group problem solving, personal space, and touch. It works with the skills of Collaboration, Concentration, Imagination, Listening, Playwriting, Problem Solving, Repetition, and Space Control/Design.
This activity develops concentration and teamwork as a group. During the motion, the participants will need to focus (concentration skill) and problem solve as a group. It requires a signaling device (i.e. tambourine) or just a voice signal.
This story is about an Ice Wizard with an interactive component and a participant-generated ending. We found that children are very engaged when acting out this story. Using this story assists the leader in setting the basis for concentration and builds management control of the classroom.
It can also be used in the Concentration and Partner Work Lesson from the introductory lessons if you are just getting started with drama.