To use acting skills to play a drama game.
- This activity is to play the drama game called ‘Animals’.
- On a piece of paper write down a list of animals that you know.
- Here are some ideas: tiger, mouse, bird, snake, snail, monkey, fish, dog, cat
- Cut out each animal and put them into a container.
- Ask someone in your family to call out an animal and you then start acting out the sounds, actions and movements that animal would make.
- Your family might like to join in the game with you.
Which animal did you enjoy acting out?
To create shadow animals with our hands.
- Create some shadow animals with your hands.
- You can use the sun light in the room and stand in front of it to create a shadow on the floor or the wall.
- You can change the shape of a shadow by moving closer or further away and also turning and moving your hands.
You can make many different shadow animals. Here is a video of some shadow animals you could try.
Show your family one of the shadow animals you created.
To use acting and performance skills.
- This task is to create a play about Friendship for the Learning Task.
- What is going to happen in your play about friends? Think about where you might be
– playing on the playground, a birthday party, solving a problem together, playing a game.
- Rehearse the play and practise what the characters are going to say.
- You could also use toys or puppets as the character in your play.
- Ask members of your family to be the different characters in your play.
- You could perform it on a stage area at home and film it or take some photos.
Draw a picture of your friendship play and complete this Microsoft Form: https://tinyurl.com/y3468pyy
To use mime to act out everyday tasks.
- This activity is to do miming (think of the game Charades).
- This is when you act things out without props and you don’t use your voice.
- Have a go at acting out something you would do every day like cleaning your teeth, reading a book, eating breakfast or riding a bike.
- You could act out a few different mimes.
- Perform your mimes in front of your family and see if they can guess what you are doing.
Share with your family which mime you enjoyed acting out.
To use props and improvisation skills.
- This week we are going to do some improvising (acting without rehearsal).
- Find an object from around the house that you can use as a prop, for example, a spoon, saucepan, book, basketball, hat or a toy.
- Using the object think of how a character might use it, for example, a chef uses a spoon, a teacher uses a book, a basketball player uses a basketball, a cape for a superhero.
- Then act out a short skit/actions as your character using their prop.
- Think about what they might say while you are acting.
Draw a picture or take a photo of yourself as the character and complete this Microsoft Form link to share how much you enjoyed the activity. https://tinyurl.com/yxq6wtjx
To use acting and performance skills.
- Act out and perform one of your favourite stories.
- It could be a fairy tale or a picture story book that you know.
- You could use costumes and even props in your performance.
- Ask members of your family to be the different characters or read out each page of the story for you.
- You could also ask your family to be the audience for your performance.
Draw a picture of your favourite character from the story.
To present a costume parade.
- Have a costume parade.
- You could have a theme like a favourite colour, favourite outfits, story book characters, fairy tale characters.
- You can use clothes you have at home or any costumes you already have.
- Organise a parade walkway to present your costumes.
- You could organise music to play in the background.
- You could ask your family to be the guests at the parade.
Draw a picture and write a sentence about your favourite costume from the parade.
To create and act out a short puppet play.
- You can use puppets, Lego or toys at home as the characters to create the play.
- Ideas for you play could be – friendship, a birthday party, playing on the playground, going to the zoo.
- Rehearse your play and character voices ready for your performance.
- You could set up a stage area in your house to perform in. Using a cardboard box is a great way to make a stage area.
- You could ask your family to be the audience while you perform.
Talk to your family about each character you created for your play.
To create a character puppet.
- To create your puppet you can make it out of a paper plate, paper bag, pieces of material or even socks.
- Decorate your puppet by adding features including eyes, ears and a mouth.
- Think about your puppet’s voice and how they might sound. Does your puppet have a loud or soft voice? Does your puppet speak or just make sounds?
- Give your puppet a name.
- Spend time playing with your puppet by holding it and moving it around as well as using your voice.
Share your character puppet with a member of your family.
To draw a picture of the Performing Arts.
- Draw a picture of something you enjoy that is related to the Performing Arts.
- It could be an activity you actually do outside school or in your spare time.
- You could draw yourself dancing, singing, acting, using dress ups, performing on stage in a concert, using puppets or making plays.
Write a sentence to explain what you are doing in your drawing. If you would like to share with Miss McKelvie send your drawing and sentence to firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂