101 Drama Games and Activities

101 Drama Games and Activities

Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 9781847538413

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 238

Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.
Categories: Education

Drama Games for Young Children

Drama Games for Young Children

Which is where this book comes in.This collection features twenty-five fantastic duologues for two women, almost all written since the year 2000 by some of our most exciting dramatic voices, offering a wide variety of character types and ...

Author: Katherine Zachest

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848425619

Category:

Page: 352

View: 105

From the bestselling Drama Games series, this dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book - packed with over 200 individual games - is perfect for teachers, playgroup leaders and drama facilitators who want to inspire and entertain children, aged 3 and up, with vibrant and engaging drama experiences. The book includes 40 complete and easy-to-follow lesson plans that can be implemented with little prior preparation - all appropriate for exploring the curriculum or running extra-curricular workshops. The action-packed sessions will transport you and your group to enchanted forests, pirate ships, bustling farmyards or the bottom of the sea, via magic-carpet rides or a journey through outer space. They incorporate vocal exercises, mime and movement, nursery rhymes and fairytales, character development, costumes, songs and music, puppetry, art and text work. Also included is advice on preparing sessions, and a template lesson plan. The most comprehensive and practical drama resource ever published for anyone working with young children (including parents!), the book offers material that will engage any child, from the most reticent to the supremely confident. It is an ideal way to explore and encourage skills of creativity, self-expression, tolerance, mutual respect, problem-solving and communication, in a safe, non-threatening environment. 'Tapping into a child's ability to play is the way to educate our children and inspire them to learn. Katherine Zachest understands this and her book is a fantastic tool with which to do it.' Sally Cookson, from her Foreword
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101 Drama Games for Children

101 Drama Games for Children

In scene one , a professor - absent - minded , small , smart , kind to animals —
explores a far - off part of the world . In scene two , the last member of a forgotten
species in the forest appears . It is a reindeer that seems alone , sad , and hungry
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Author: Paul Rooyackers

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897932110

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

View: 444

Everybody enjoys the chance to escape from reality from time to time, to climb inside the skin of another character. This book encourages children and adults to explore their dramatic sides and has playful ideas everyone can get involved with and enjoy. Throughout drama games, children get more in touch with themselves, what they want to be, and what they can do. The games are improvisational, framed to encourage total involvement and cooperation - the participants gain as much as they contribute. Each drama game contains an age guideline, an estimate time of play, and suggestions for the most appropriate type of music. The games can be played by children and adults of all ages, and are flexible enough to be used by parents, teachers, camp leaders, daycare providers, or other group leaders in a variety of settings.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Theater Games for the Classroom

Theater Games for the Classroom

Describes the rules and purpose of rhythmic movement games, space walks, transformation, sensory, and mirror games, and suggests storytelling activities

Author: Viola Spolin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810140047

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 573

Describes the rules and purpose of rhythmic movement games, space walks, transformation, sensory, and mirror games, and suggests storytelling activities
Categories: Education

Drama Start

Drama Start

This book is also suitable for people working with children in any setting where drama is used such as community groups, out of school care facilities, therapeutic group work and so on.The book is accessible and easy to follow.

Author: Julie Meighan

Publisher: Jembooks

ISBN: 095689660X

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 310

'Drama Start' is a collection of drama activities, including games, role playing ideas, action poems, plays and monologues, suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 8. It can be used in Early Years' settings or in primary schools, up to and including second class. This book is also suitable for people working with children in any setting where drama is used such as community groups, out of school care facilities, therapeutic group work and so on. The book is accessible and easy to follow. It is divided into three parts - Drama Games, Plays and Monologues. Each section provides educators/teachers/leaders with a variety of creative and imaginative ideas for stimulating drama activities in many different settings.
Categories: Education

101 More Drama Games for Children

101 More Drama Games for Children

Key to the Icons Used in the Games To help you find games suitable for a
particular situation , all the games are coded ... to grade level divisions commonly
used in the educational system : = Young children in kindergarten through grade
2 ...

Author: Paul Rooyackers

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897933672

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 273

Designed to create dynamic and supportive play environments, these improvisational, noncompetitive games encourage participants to gain as much as they contribute. By expressing themselves physically and emotionally and by exploring a range of possibilities, players gain self-confidence and a greater awareness of the feelings and experiences of others. Illustrations.
Categories: Education

Drama and Music Creative Activities for Young Children

Drama and Music  Creative Activities for Young Children

Please rememberthat creative drama isprocess rather than product orientedand
that means thatthe benefit thatthe childderives from an activity is paramount.
There should beno winners and losers increative drama games. Even when ...

Author: Janet Rubin

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 9780893346805

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 358

The reservoir of creativity inside you and your children is just waiting to be tapped! Drama and Music is a year round guide for incorporating constructive, educational creativity into your daily classroom routine. The easy-to-read format is an invaluable tool for developing brief or extended lessons exploring music and drama while reinforcing other core subjects like math, science, and language arts. Includes background information on teaching and coaching, as well as activities, fingerplays, stories, and pantomime. An extensive index covers music, poetry and literature. Make your class a dynamic, exciting place for integrated learning.
Categories: Education

Playful Plays

Playful Plays

The stories are based on traditional folk-tales from countries including China, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Turkey and Scandinavia. The book is written in such a way that young people can easily pick it up and use it themselves.

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1500630616

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 996

“David Farmer has hit gold with 'Playful Plays: Volume One', and if volumes two to ten were available I would be ordering them immediately... The selling point of the book is its simplicity. It offers teachers an off-the-shelf, ready-to-go, high-quality rehearsal process ideal for primary-aged students... The book is very well laid out and user-friendly, and is the perfect go-to for short presentation pieces that pack a punch.” - Teaching Drama Magazine. This lively collection of eight short plays for children and young people is supported by inspirational drama games designed to bring creativity and fun to the rehearsal room. The stories are based on traditional folk-tales from countries including China, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Turkey and Scandinavia. The book is written in such a way that young people can easily pick it up and use it themselves. The plays can be performed by groups of children on their own, or under the direction of an adult. They feature performance techniques such as mime, mask, freeze frames, audience participation, live music and song. The author draws on his experience in the professional theatre world to provide helpful advice for the young director and actor including warm-ups, tips on line-learning and ideas for character development, as well as games to develop acting skills such as concentration, focus and working as an ensemble.
Categories: Performing Arts

Child Development and Teaching Young Children

Child Development and Teaching Young Children

Children's dramatic play is often influenced by an increasing awareness of '
drama around them, such as television shows and stories from books. At this age
drama games such as charades, can extend thinking skills, support social skills
and ...

Author: Ayshe Talay-Ongan

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 017012732X

Category: Arts

Page: 342

View: 788

Child Development for Teachers of Young Children is a useful resource for pre-service early childhood teachers from childcare through to school settings. This text is based on understanding young childrena s developmental characteristics and differences, as well as planning around their interests. Child development covers a vast area of research, much of which has been used to inform teachers, parents and students about ways to nurture children into happy, competent and well-balanced individuals. The authors of this Australian text have married these areas together with essential up-to-date research, and focal information on domains of development. The first section of this text reviews domains of development with points that highlight applications to teaching contexts. The second section tackles domains of learning/curriculum areas where developmentally appropriate, individualised and culturally sensitive practice is integrated into teaching. This text also makes valuable contributions to the art and science of teaching young children in other settings: many children are tutored individually in small groups in learning centres, after school care programs, sports programs and music lessons to count a few.
Categories: Arts

Teaching Drama to Little Ones

Teaching Drama to Little Ones

"Teaching theatre to very young children is a completely different experience than working with older kids.

Author: Jessica McCuiston

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692605371

Category:

Page: 40

View: 356

Do you find it difficult to find drama activities for preschool age children? Teaching theatre to very young children is a completely different experience than working with older kids. Their attention spans are shorter and they require games that are simple, short and active...but also provide them with the skills necessary to grow as an actor. Teaching Drama to Little Ones is packed with activities that do just that. It includes 12 lesson plans specifically designed for kids age 3-7 that you can implement today. It also includes guides on how to adapt a script and rehearse a show with this age group. Inside this book you'll find: 12 lessons plans packed with over 70 activities ideal for kids age 3-7 Each lesson contains a Warm-Up, Focus, Voice, Movement and Imagination activity Simple reflection questions after every lesson A guide to creating a script for little ones A guide to auditioning, rehearsing and performance tips for little ones An appendix with lyrics of simple songs for classroom use Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: Getting to Know You. Students will feel comfortable in a new environment, realizing that theatre class is a place where they can make new friends while learning how to sing, dance, and act. Make Believe. Students will use their imaginations to be different characters and go on make believe adventures. Working with a Partner. Students will build trust and gain confidence by learning to work with a partner. Working as a Team. Students will realize that theater involves teamwork and everyone has a role with something important to contribute. Rhythm. Students will understand rhythm, be able to clap and follow a steady beat, and practice speeding up and slowing down their voices and movements. Energy. Students will explore how energy is necessary when performing and learn how to control and focus using that energy. Emotions. Students will explore how we use emotions to show the audience what we are feeling. Actions. Students will use movement to learn the basic concepts of blocking, choreography, and stage directions. Becoming a Character. Students will become familiar with the practice of pretending to be different characters. Using Your Voice. Students will understand why projection and diction are necessary while singing and acting. Acting Is Reacting. Students will understand that listening and reacting are just as important as speaking. Putting it Together. Students will learn how their newly developed acting skills fit together as they prepare for a final presentation or show.
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The Maker Cookbook Recipes for Children s and Tween Library Programs

The Maker Cookbook  Recipes for Children s and  Tween Library Programs

In order to cast the parts, assemble a collection of theater games for young
children to use during rehearsals. Theater games build acting skills and provide
an outlet for energy. You can find theater games through an online search or in
books ...

Author: Cindy Wall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

View: 649

The Maker Movement is hot, and librarians are eager to participate. Even if you feel restricted by budget, staff, or space, this step-by-step guide will help you turn your library into a creativity center. • Makes it easy for you to host Maker programs for children and 'tweens—with "No Makerspace Required!" • Provides clear, step-by-step directions for creating new Maker programming or adding Maker elements to an existing program • Offers alternatives that allow you to customize programs according to the resources available • Suggests curricular tie-ins so the programs can be used in a school setting • Includes appendices chock full of supplemental materials such as book-discussion questions, checklists, and other reproducible participant handouts
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

101 More Drama Games and Activities

101 More Drama Games and Activities

The activities can be used in drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building.

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291025163

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 508

'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers. Excellent resource for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building. The drama strategies can be used as creative tools to explore themes and characters. There are dozens of ideas for developing improvisation (which can be extended over several sessions). There are many new activities for exploring storytelling skills as well as mime and movement.
Categories: Education

Television Criticism

Television Criticism

Children's television is the only genre to use age as its defining characteristic. It
may be aimed at toddlers, young children, preteens, or teenagers. It incorporates
other genres—comedy, drama, game shows, talk shows, cartoons, and news.

Author: Victoria O'Donnell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412941679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

View: 836

Television Criticism presents an original treatment of television criticism with a foundational approach to the nature of criticism, an understanding of the business of television, production background in creating television style, in-depth chapters on storytelling and narrative theories and television genres, the interaction of rhetoric and cultural studies theories, representation, and postmodernism. It presents new and comprehensive guidelines for analysis and criticism, and it has a sample critique of the television program "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

My First Acting Book

My First Acting Book

Presents an acting guide for elementary school children, with games and exercises to develop technique, advice for doing auditions and professional performances, and tips for teachers and parents of aspiring young actors.

Author: Kristen Dabrowski

Publisher:

ISBN: 1575256053

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 119

View: 476

Presents an acting guide for elementary school children, with games and exercises to develop technique, advice for doing auditions and professional performances, and tips for teachers and parents of aspiring young actors.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Beginning Drama 4 11 Third Edition

Beginning Drama 4 11 Third Edition

Many teachers of young children recognise the value such games can play in the
personal and social curriculum of their classrooms, incorporating the more
reflective of them into circle time activities and the more energetic into drama or
PE ...

Author: Joe Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135246495

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 784

This third edition of Beginning Drama 4-11 is fully updated and revised in light of the renewed Framework for Teaching Literacy, and provides an introduction for early years and primary school teachers who are new to drama and for student teachers who wish to specialise in the teaching of drama. It offers step-by-step guidance to help teachers and children grow in confidence in their use of drama, and shows clearly how drama can contribute to work in English, and learning across the curriculum, as well as to the broader cultural life of the school. The authors have an international profile and this third edition builds on the work's reputation of as one of the most accessible texts on primary drama available.
Categories: Education

Acting In

Acting In

Drama games: Techniques for self-development. Deerfield Beach, FL; Health ...
Kranz, P (1991). A demonstration of warm-up techniques with young children.
Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama & Sociometry, 43(4), 162–166.

Author: Adam Blatner, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826116272

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 920

Psychodrama can be one of the most powerful tools used in psychotherapy. Charmingly illustrated with a wealth of case examples, this volume presents current training techniques and shows how to use them, whether as a complement to traditional verbal approaches, in individual or group therapy, in educational or community settings, or in many other contexts. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition reviews the most recent developments in psychodrama theory, clarifies various new psychodramatic processes, and features extensive new references and an updated bibliography. In this volume, Dr. Blatner continues to provide the best practical primer of basic psychodramatic techniques.
Categories: Psychology

What Will We Play Today

What Will We Play Today

Adults who work with young children are always on the lookout for new ideas,
content and strategies to assist them in facilitating high-quality play ... Art games
are games based on drama, movement or music, or a combination of these.
Usually ...

Author: Veronicah Larkin

Publisher: Brilliant Publications

ISBN: 9781897675731

Category: Children's art

Page: 111

View: 474

What Will We Play Today? contains 100 games based on drama, movement and music. It is sure to become a popular resource for anyone working with young children. It is said that a good game 'grows' with the children, and many of the games in this book are likely to be requested by children over and over again. The book contains games to encourage children's physical, creative and language development. The activities include listening games such as Mi Gallinita, hoop games, singing games and movement games such as Jig Jog. The games in the book are deliberately non-competitive and there is a strong emphasis on the process of playing ratheer than on winning. The games in this book offer a challenging and highly enjoyable way of providing guided play experiences for young children.
Categories: Children's art

Drama Games

Drama Games

Drama and Group Activities for Leaders Working with People of All Ages and
Abilities Bernie Warren ... best friend ; etc . o Where | Play ( ed ) as a Child How to
Play : Ask each player to talk about where and what they played as a young child
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Author: Bernie Warren

Publisher: Players Press

ISBN: 0887346812

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 84

View: 562

Categories: Games & Activities

Supporting Drama And Imaginative Play In The Early Years

Supporting Drama And Imaginative Play In The Early Years

However, drama in education is not trying to make children into actresses and
actors any more than physical education is trying to make them into the athletes
or gymnasts of the future. Using drama activities with young children puts them
on ...

Author: Hendy, Lesley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335206650

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 565

Written for the wide range of practitioners working with young children, this book gives guidance on both the theory and the practical management of drama in the Early Years. The relationship between 'pretend play' and the cognitive and affective development of young children is emphasised, having much to inform us about the children in our care. Major themes are children's need to experience quality talk and their engagement in narrative through story-making. The authors have a wide range of experience in Early Years teaching and in teacher training. Through their work, they are aware of the importance of drama for the development of the young child. Parents and practitioners are encouraged to explore drama activities and examples are given of fantasy play taken from pre-school, nursery and infant settings. All those involved with Early Years can discover that engaging children in dramatic activity is both a natural form of behaviour and a powerful learning medium.
Categories: Education

Children Under Construction

Children Under Construction

Examining Human Rights Education with Young People Incorporating Theatre
Games and Dramatic Activities Christina Marin My dear young people: I see the
light in your eyes the energy in your bodies and the hope that is your spirit. I know
it ...

Author: Drew Chappell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143310623X

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 393

This edited collection explores the roles of material culture in socializing young people through their play. Authors explore notions of play from diverse cultural viewpoints, as well as the impact of technology on play, and the kinds of resistant and liberatory play children might partake in. Informed by the field of performance studies, the book considers play as performance, asking questions about embodiment at physical, relational, and ideological levels, and considering «performance» to be part of identity construction, as well as a component of enculturation into various societies. Of interest are the ways in which children try on various identities through their play, and how these identities may (re)define their attitudes, values, and beliefs. As curriculum and instruction have become open to the use of games - and children's material culture more generally - as a forum for learning, intersections have emerged between schooling and culture at large. This book broadens the scope of «learning» to investigate how these cultural artifacts are open or closed to multiple perspectives and narratives, as well as how their use is constituted both in and out of the classroom.
Categories: Education