To use acting skills to play a drama game.
- This activity is to play a drama game.
- On a piece of paper write down a list of people/characters that you know.
- Here are some ideas: robot, fairy, pirate, soldier, teacher, doctor, builder, superhero, book character.
- Cut out each one and put them into a container.
- Ask someone in your family to call one out at a time and you start acting out the sounds, actions and movements that person or character would make.
- Act out each one for 15 to 20 seconds then do the next one.
- Your family could act with you.
Which person or character did you enjoy acting out?
To create shadow puppets.
- To make shadow puppets using your hands or to create one with craft supplies.
- You can use the sunlight in the room by standing in front of it to make shadows on the floor or on a wall.
- Explore the different shadows and shapes you can make with your hands, try to make some animal shadows as well.
- You could also make a shadow puppet of your own design using paper, straws/sticks and tape.
Share with your family some of the shadow puppets your created.
To use acting and performance skills.
- Perform a Fairy Tale that you know for the Learning Task.
- You might like to play the different characters yourself or ask family members to join in with you.
- Rehearse the story and practise your character voices.
- Find some costumes/clothes to wear for the performance.
- You could also use some of your toys to be the other characters in the Fairy Tale or even puppets.
- Organise a stage area to perform on.
- Ask you family to be in the audience when you perform and you could film it or take some photos to email to me.
Draw a picture of your fairy tale performance and complete this Microsoft Form: https://tinyurl.com/y3cfud9u
To use improvisation skills.
- Play Charades with your family (this is where you don’t speak while you are acting).
- Write on a piece of paper a list of actions you could act out.
- Here are some ideas – eating breakfast, animals, gardening, building a sandcastle, cooking, tying shoelaces, magician.
- Cut them up and put them in a hat or container.
- Choose one from the hat and act it out for your family members.
- Think about your body movements while completing the action.
- Other people in your family might also like to have a go.
Share with your family which action was fun to act out.
To use props and acting skills.
- This activity is to use acting skills.
- Find an object from around the house, for example, a party hat, mask, spoon, phone, book, sunglasses.
- Using the object think of how a character might use it, for example, a chef uses a spoon, a teacher uses a book, going to a birthday party with a party hat on or playing outside with sunglasses on.
- Or you could make your own prop with craft supplies.
- Act out a short skit or action with you as the character using the object.
- Think about what they might say and do while you are acting.
Draw a picture and write a few sentences about your character and prop and complete this Microsoft Form link to share how much you enjoyed the activity. https://tinyurl.com/y5tkwtdg
To use acting skills and perform a favourite story.
- Act out and perform one of your favourite stories.
- It could be a picture story book that you know.
- You could use costumes and even props to add to your performance.
- Ask members of your family to be the different characters or read out each page of the story for you.
- You could ask your family to be the audience for your performance.
Write a few sentences about why this is one of your favourite stories.
To present a costume parade with a theme.
- Have a costume parade.
- You could have a theme like a favourite story, superheroes, movie characters or a theme of your choice.
- You can use your own clothes you have at home or any costumes you already have.
- You could organise a walkway to present your parade.
- Think of some music you could play while the parade is on to suit the theme.
- You could ask your family to be the guests at the parade.
Write a few sentences about how your costume parade went and draw a picture of your favourite costume.
To create and act out a short puppet play.
- You can use your puppet from the last lesson or use toys for each character.
- Ideas for your puppet play could be – toys come to life, robots, space travel, going camping or any idea you may have.
- The story line for your play needs an introduction, an event in the middle and an ending.
- Rehearse your play with your puppets and think of the character voices for each one.
- Other members of your family might like to play the different characters in your play.
- You could set up a stage area in your house to perform.
- You could ask your family to be the audience.
Talk to your family about what other ideas could be added to your story line.
To create a character puppet.
- To create your puppet you can make it out of a paper plate, paper bag, material or even socks.
- You can use any craft supplies that you have at home.
- Decorate your puppet by adding features on their face to give them a personality.
- Create a ‘character voice’ that suits your puppet.
- Spend some time playing with your puppet and think about how your puppet is moving while you are 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 a picture of an activity you actually do outside school or enjoy to do in your time at home.
- You could draw yourself dancing, singing, acting, using dress ups, performing on stage in a concert, using puppets or making plays.
Write a couple of sentences to explain what you are doing in your drawing. If you would like to share with Miss McKelvie send your drawing and sentences to firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂