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.
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.
'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas... for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. '..this book cheered me up. Buy it and smile. There will be a lot of laughter in your classroom.' - Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains all-new inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in teaching 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.
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.
101 Improv Games for Children and Adults starts with the basics of improvisational comedy, giving aspiring performers the building blocks required to think on their feet. A great resource for educators as well as for the professional actor or layperson, the book includes rules for 101 games that cover everything from easy warm-ups to over-the-top crowd pleasers, such as Fairy Tales, Bizarre Games, On Your Toes, and Narrative Games.
Juice up your library programs with these lively, thematic, book-based activities for children in grades 4-8. Ten chapters focus on popular themes and study areas "Welcome to Victorian England," "Gross Science," "Discovering Family Roots," "Is This Goodbye? Endangered Animals," and more, offering an annotated list of select books and two complete programs for each theme. You'll find step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and all the reproducible patterns, scripts, and stories you'll need to make it happen. In each chapter, one program is suited to the needs of school libraries and the other is targeted at public libraries, although both can be adapted to either environment. Through reading, creative dramatics, puzzles, writing exercises, arts and crafts, and more, you can engage young learners while building their literacy and reading skills, and their love of books and reading. Designed for school and public libraries, these activities are great for after-school programs and also fit beautifully into classroom studies. Grades 4-8.
During this global pandemic there are many unknowns for teachers. However, one thing is clear - social distancing, at least in some form, is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Attempting social distancing with young children raises many questions: how is it possible? How can we incorporate it into games and activities? How do we help and support children with this lack of human connection? Written by an early education expert and consultant, '101 Games To Play Whilst Socially Distancing' provides a simple, and step-by-step description of games covering the entire curriculum that take place within the context of social distancing. Resources have been stripped back, to leave a collection of activities where storytelling, role-play, drama, song, and movement come to the fore. Wellbeing is at the heart of this book. Children's mental health has been tested recently in ways never experienced by earlier generations, and wellbeing and happiness are central to all the games. This book teaches: * A wide range of outdoor games, and all the activities can be played in the outdoor environment if required * Many games that develop memory and listening skills * Multiple maths games, that develop skills in number, shape and calculating * A wide selection of early phonics and literacy games * Activities ideal for Kindergarten, Reception, Preschool, Key Stage 1, Pre-K, Nursery - all children between the ages of 3-7 * Inspiration that is ideal for teachers, junior sports coaches, preschool workers, childminders - anyone that works with young children * A mixture of old classics tweaked to fit with social distancing, combined with numerous games that have been invented afresh for this book '101 Games To Play Whilst Socially Distancing' is the ultimate handbook for teachers and educators seeking ideas and structure at this historic moment, and a source of inspiration providing fun, laughter and learning in these difficult times.
You're about to discover the ultimate collection of indoor games and activities for kids. Easy to read, understand, and packed full of activity ideas for wet weather, cold climates, general classroom, gym or home use. Understanding a balance of Core Curriculum influences and maximum engagement from children has built a useful set of ideas put together by a school teacher with ten years experience in both Australia and England. It is the perfect reference for any Elementary School Teacher, Specialist, Scout Leader, Parent, Guardian or child wanting a useful set of games and/or activities for small and large groups. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Discover.. (Ice-Breaking Activities for Kids) (Circle Games for Kids) (Problem Solving Activities) (Fitness Activities for Kids) (Tag Games for Kids) (Indoor Sports Activities for Kids) (Activities to do in pairs) (Maths & Language Games for Kids) (Small Group Activities for kids) (Large Group Activities for kids) (Art & Science Activities for kids) (Dance & Drama Activities for kids) (Indoor Party Games for Kids) (Creativity Games for kids) Much, much more!
101 Dialogues, Sketches & Skits: Instant Theater for Teens & Tweens is a collection of short theater dialogues that can be performed on the spot. Each dialogue is introduced with suggested interpretations for the performers. Written primarily for drama teachers working with students ranging in age from 12 to 18 years old, the sketches and skits can also be used in many other middle and high school classrooms as well as by professional and non-professional theater-training groups of any age. 101 Dialogues, Sketches & Skits is part of the SmartFun Activity series from Hunter House which includes over 25 titles that have sold more than 200,000 copies to date. These books encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are organized according to the skills they develop and then further marked with icons that highlight appropriate age levels, times of play, and group size. Most games are non-competitive, few requires props or equipment, and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camps. A family full of drama experts, authors Paul Rooyackers, his son Bor, and daughter-in-law Liesbeth Mende have created a book that will be fun for teenagers and their teachers. The authors know a good dialogue when they see one. Paul Rooyackers is a well-known dance and drama teacher with over 20 years experience in children's education, including youth work and creative therapy. Bors Rooyackers, is a well-known actor, director, cabaret performer and stand-up comedian. Liesbeth Mende, is an author and a teacher of creative writing and play writing. Teachers will appreciate the practical tips and suggestions for ways to use the dialogues to teach acting and storytelling while also maximizing entertainment value. Each dialogue centers around a theme related to teenage life: falling in love, arguing, gossiping, pets, food, parents, joking, clothes, hobbies, and movies to name just a few. Students will get so much more out of these dialogues than just acting practice. These dialogues have been designed with improving students' overall academic performance — and enjoyment of school — as a priority. The dialogues also stimulate student's creativity and problem solving abilities. In this book the stories around the dialogues are omitted, giving students free rein to interpret them. As the authors explain in the Introduction,“In a dialogue you can count on the fact the the person speaking has a message to convey. This is very important to remember as a reader/actor. Why is my message? What am I really saying here? Every sentence contains a message, however futile it may sound.” Using performing arts activities such as the ones in this book in schools boosts literacy, cultivates curiosity, and has been shown to improve school attendance. In 2005, students involved in drama performance outscored the national average SAT score by 35 points on the verbal portion and 24 points on the math section. These one hundred and one snappy dialogues — short and long, serious and funny, simple and complex, absurd and realistic — make for instant, entertaining two-performer theater. These simple dialogues can be practiced and performed with a minimum of preparation or experience. And 101 Dialogues, Sketches & Skits isn't just a collection of dialogues. The introductory chapters give general recommendations for how to use dialogues as a teaching tool, and each dialogue is accompanied by expert guidance on how to make the most of it. With this book in the classroom, teachers and students alike will be having fun and learning.