To use sounds, actions and movement when acting.
- This activity is to use improvisation and acting skills without a rehearsal.
- On a piece of paper write down a list of actions you could act out.
- For example: eating cake, sleeping, eating an icy pole, putting on shoes and doing up the laces, eating toast, riding a bike.
- Ask someone in your family to call out an action and you then start acting out the sounds, actions and movements that you would make.
- You family might like to also have a go.
Which action did you enjoy acting out?
To play a drama game.
- Play the drama game ‘Freeze Frame’.
- Write the following characters on a piece of paper and cut up each one:
Pirate, wizard, superhero, teacher, truck driver, gardener
- Ask someone in your family to call out a character and you have to freeze in a position to match the actions that character/person would do. For example, a Wizard might be pointing ready to cast a spell, a gardener might be about to dig up the ground with a shovel.
- You don’t need any props to play this game just use your body to make the action when you freeze.
Which action did you enjoy acting out?
To rehearse and act out a role play.
- Create a role play by choosing one from the following ideas from the list for the Learning Task.
- A role play is to act or imitate a specific character and actions of someone who is different from yourself.
- Ideas could be – a birthday party, a magic show, playing a game with friends, a chef in a restaurant cooking, a tea party, playing in a band, going camping.
- Think about some costumes to wear and props you could use.
- Ask other family members to join in your role play or watch in the audience and take some photos or film it to email to me.
Would you change anything if you acted out the role play again? Complete this Microsoft Form as part of your reflection: https://tinyurl.com/y5ewpwnd
To use our senses when acting.
- Acting out different actions with our senses.
- Choose from the following ideas and act out the action using facial expressions, voice and movement.
- Think about each action as if it was really in front of you.
- Some ideas are:
- TOUCH – velvet, ice or snow
- TASTE – a sour lemon, food that’s too hot or spicy food
- HEAR – a gentle wind, a whistle or a car
- SEE – a bird, an ant or a giant
- SMELL – freshly baked bread or perfume
- You can also think of your own ideas to act out.
See if your family members can guess what you are acting out (like charades).
Draw a picture of the favourite action you acted out using your senses.
To create animal shadow puppets.
- You can use the sun light in the room and stand in front of it to make a shadow on the wall or even use a light.
- You can change the shape of a shadow by moving closer or further away and also turning and moving your body.
- Draw your own animal shadow puppets onto paper and use a straw or stick and some tape.
- Use your animal shadow puppet when it’s completed.
Which animal puppet made a great shadow? As part of your reflection complete this Microsoft Form link to share how much you enjoyed the activity. https://tinyurl.com/y6sa8vp4
To design a new outfit for a favourite book character.
- Choose a character from one of your favourite picture story books or chapter books.
- Design a new outfit for the character to wear.
- Draw your character wearing their new outfit design.
- Write a short explanation about what they are wearing and why.
Share your finished outfit design with a member of your family.
To create a short play to perform.
- Create and act out a short play.
- Think of a story line for your play and the different characters.
- Some ideas could be- friends playing a game, the toy store, at the market, going to the zoo, at a birthday party or playing on the playground.
- You could also wear costumes you have at home or dress ups.
- Ask your family to be in the audience to view your play or they may like to be in your play with you.
Write about how you think your performance went. What did you enjoy? Would you change anything?
To use improvisation skills.
- Play Charades with your family (this is where you don’t speak while you are acting)
- Write on paper a list of actions you could act out. Here are some ideas – animals, cleaning your teeth, eating breakfast, gardening, building a sandcastle, pouring a drink, flying a kite, setting up a tent.
- Cut up each action and put them in a container.
- Choose one from the container and act it out for your audience. Your audience could be a member of your family.
- The audience then have to guess your action. Your family members might also like to have a go.
Which actions did you enjoy acting out?
To create an animal puppet.
- To make your animal puppet you can use your own ideas and design.
- You could use paper plates, a paper bag or even a sock, as well as any craft supplies you have at home.
- Decorate your puppet by adding features to suit the animal you created.
- You could make a second animal puppet to play with.
- When playing with your puppet use your voice to create the sound your animal would make.
Introduce and share your animal 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.
- You could draw yourself dancing, singing, acting, using dress ups, performing on stage in a concert, using puppets or making plays.
- You may even like to draw a picture of musical, movie or play you may have watched and enjoyed.
Write a few sentences that explain your drawing. If you would like to share with Miss McKelvie send your drawing and sentences to email@example.com. 🙂