To improvise using sounds, actions and movement.
- This activity is to use improvisation and acting skills.
- On a piece of paper write down a list of actions you could act out.
- For example, doing a jigsaw puzzle, playing a board game, grocery shopping with a trolley, mowing the lawn, packing a suitcase, riding a bike, driving a car.
- Ask someone in your family to call out an action and you then start acting out the sounds, actions and movements for that action.
- You family members might also like to act them out.
Which action did you enjoy acting out?
To perform a short play.
- Perform your short play that you wrote in the previous lesson.
- You can have the script in front of you as you perform or you might have memorised some of the dialogue.
- Think of some costumes you could organise and wear for the characters in your play.
- Some of your family members might like to be in your play with you.
- Organise a stage area to perform your play.
- Take some photos or video your play to email to me.
- If you didn’t write a script, use one of the ideas and create a play this week.
Would you add or change any to the dialogue in your play?
To create and write a short play.
- The Learning Task is to create a written script from one of the following ideas.
- The ideas are – world’s smallest person found in a chip packet, talking dog found in the forest, aliens arrive on earth, world’s oldest person celebrates 198th birthday, a student has secret magic powers, talking cow found in a supermarket.
- When you have chosen your idea, you need to write a script for the play.
- You need to include the following headings in your script
Characters – The cast in the play.
Plot – What is going to happen in the play.
Setting – Where is the play happening?
Dialogue – What the actors say and how they say it.
Ask you family what they enjoyed about your script’s storyline and complete this Microsoft Form: https://tinyurl.com/yy2mzbk6
To create animal shadow puppets with our hands.
- This activity is to make animal shadow puppets with your hands.
- You can use the sunlight in the room and stand in front to make a shadow on the floor or wall.
- You can also make a shadow by using a torch to shine on your puppet.
- You can change the shape of a shadow by moving closer or further away and also turning and moving your body.
- Using the images from the video, create the different animal shadow puppets using your hands.
- See if your family would like to guess each animal that you make.
Which animal shadow puppet did you enjoy making?
To play a drama game.
- Play the drama game ‘Freeze Frame’.
- Write the following scenarios on a piece of paper and cut up each one.
– You have just seen Superman flying in the sky.
– You have just been splashed with mud.
– Opening a present.
– You are in the middle of a dance move.
– You are looking up at a giant.
– Having your photo taken.
– You are a robot.
- Ask someone in your family to call out a scenario and you then freeze in a position to match the action you would be doing.
Which action did you enjoy acting out? As part of your reflection complete this Microsoft Form to share how much you enjoyed this activity. https://tinyurl.com/yxj6zgqr
To design a new outfit for a favourite chapter book character.
- Choose a character from one of your favourite chapter books.
- Design a new outfit for the character to wear.
- Draw your outfit design and add any accessories to the outfit.
- Write a short explanation about what they are wearing and what you have changed or added to the outfit.
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.
- To plan your play think of the characters, setting, a problem and a solution.
- Some ideas for your play could be – friendship, going into space in a rocket, going on a safari in the jungle, on a pirate ship to find treasure, eating at a restaurant.
- You could also wear costumes you have at home or dress ups.
- Ask members of your family to be the audience for your play or they may like to even join in.
Write a reflection about how your play went and what you enjoyed about the performance. 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 – riding a bike, animals, movie characters, opening a present, rolling dice, going bowling, playing a guitar, using a yo-yo.
- Cut up each action and put them in a hat or container.
- Choose one from the hat 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 action did you enjoy acting out? Was it easy to guess?
To act and perform one of your favourite stories.
- Choose a picture story book that you like and act out the story.
- You can read the story page first then act it out or ask a family member to be the narrator and read each page for you.
- You might like to organise a costume to wear.
- When performing, use a strong clear voice and think about how your character would sound.
- You could ask members of your family to be the different characters with you or be in the audience to view the performance.
Ask a member of your family to make a comment about your performance.
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 a musical, movie or play you may have watched and enjoyed.
Write a few sentences about your drawing and explain you are doing. If you would like to share with Miss McKelvie send your drawing and sentences to firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂