To use your body to make shapes.
- This activity is to use your body to make shapes.
- On a piece of paper write down a list of objects you could make using your body.
- For example, drink bottle, fork, cup, slime, TV, slide, chair
- Ask someone in your family to call out each object and you use your body to make the objects shape.
Which shape did you enjoy making?
To play the drama game called ‘Objects’.
- This activity is to use your body and movement to make different objects.
- Write the following objects on a piece of paper.
- Object ideas are a toaster, a rollercoaster ride, a car, a cup, a rocket, an aeroplane, a chair, popcorn popping.
- Ask someone in your family to call one out at a time.
- Make each object using your body and create the shapes, sounds and movement for that object.
Which object did you enjoy acting out?
To create a Superhero play.
- Create a play with your I RESPECT Superhero character for the Learning Task.
- Using the Superhero character you created in a previous lesson, create a play that your Superhero is in.
- If you didn’t make a Superhero character, you can create one for this lesson.
- You can use the same story writing structure that was in a previous activity.
Choose a name for your play, list the characters, the setting, a problem and a solution.
- Write the dialogue for the characters in your play and think about what they will say in the story line.
Read your play out to your family and complete this Microsoft Form. https://tinyurl.com/y5f8q8yh
To design a costume for a character.
- Choose a character from the list of ideas.
- Design a costume for that character to wear.
- Think of any accessories that might go with the costume.
- Draw a picture of the costume.
- Use a ‘how to draw’ website from the internet to help you.
- If you have different costumes/dress up/clothes at home you can dress up as that character and take a photo.
Character ideas are – pirate, astronaut, dancer, builder, alien, magician, gardener, fairy tale character, or one of your choice.
Share your costume design drawing with your family.
To understand stage directions.
- To learn about stage directions for a theatre stage.
- After watching the lesson video draw and label the stage directions on a piece of paper.
- You can also label it with the abbreviations.
- Ask someone in your family to call out a stage direction and you can then move to that space on the stage space at home.
- Always remember where the audience is for moving the correct way on the stage.
Share your labelled diagram with your family and complete this Microsoft Form link to share how much you enjoyed the activity. https://tinyurl.com/y53vntun
To create a superhero character.
- Create an I RESPECT superhero character.
- Chose one of our I RESPECT values of Integrity, Responsible, Enthusiastic, Successful, Persistent, Encouraging, Courageous or Teamwork.
- Design and draw a costume for your I RESPECT superhero.
- Write a short explanation about what powers or actions your superhero can do that relate to the I RESPECT value.
Share your superhero drawing with your family.
To write a short play.
- Plan and write a short play.
- Using the story elements plan your ideas for your short play.
- Some ideas are – world’s smallest person found in a chip packet, aliens arrive on earth, talking cow found in a supermarket, a student who has secret magic powers, a time machine.
- Choose a name for your play, list the characters, the setting, a problem and a solution.
- Write the dialogue for the characters in your play.
Share your play by reading it out to your family.
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. Choose some actions that fit into each of these categories. Food, animals, sport, movies and book characters or you can choose your own categories.
- When you have written out the actions for each category place them in different containers so you and your family members can pick out an action to do from the category of their choice.
- Then the audience tries to guess the action.
Which category did you like acting out? Was it easy for the audience to guess?
To act and perform one of your favourite chapter book stories.
- Choose a chapter book that you like and act out the story.
- You can perform the book by acting out your favourite chapter or event.
- You could create your own play that includes the characters from the book.
- When performing your play, ensure you use a strong clear voice and different character voices if playing more than one character.
- You might like to organise a costume/s to wear by using clothes you already have at home.
- You could ask members of your family to be the different characters with you or be in the audience to view your 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 short explanation of your drawing. If you would like to share with Miss McKelvie send your drawing and explanation to email@example.com. 🙂