Dramatic Arts education is an important means of stimulating CREATIVITY IN PROBLEM SOLVING. It CHALLENGES PERCEPTIONS about the world. ... At the centre of all Drama is COMMUNICATION. Like all the arts, Drama allows students to communicate with and understand others in new ways.
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Mix it up with your group and these fun games:
Beginning, Middle and End Tableaus
As we know, every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. We want to encourage our kids to tell their own story incorporating each of these parts. Divide your group into smaller groups of 5 or 6 and have them choose a popular nursery rhyme. Then, as a group they must create three pictures (3 tableaus) showing the beginning of the nursery rhyme, a point in the middle of the nursery rhyme and the end of the nursery rhyme. Once the smaller groups have had a chance to practice, bring everyone together and have each smaller group show off their tableaus, then have the larger group try to guess what nursery rhyme was being pictured. Remember that with pictures, there is no movement and no talking.
Imagination is always key. Help your kids explore their imaginations and develop some basic acting skills with this walking game. Using the entire space you have, have the kids spread out and start walking randomly. Try to have them avoid clumping together. When you are ready, choose something for them to imitate while they are walking. Be it a career, an animal or a new surface somewhere. Some examples are...
-The moon's surface -Dog -Soldier
-A trampoline -Gorilla -Royalty
-A tightrope -Snail -Girl's as boys
and boys as girls