Today’s post comes from one of my favorite bloggers Gail Terp. Gail has a number of cool websites and links for summer theatre and acting games for kids. Why not add some drama to your summer fun. Here’s Gail.
Do your kids have extra free time this summer? I hope so! Here are lots of ideas to get their creative juices going. Time to act up!
Drama Games and Activities
from Kid Activities http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Drama-Games-and-Activities.aspx
There are games, dramas, and activities
Drama: Free Scripts for Kids
from Homeschooling from A to Z
This site has a ton of resources: lots of scripts (from elementary to high school), drama activities, production tips, and even how to make fake blood!
Drama Games for Kids
from Beat by Beat Press http://www.bbbpress.com/dramagames/
Games are broken down by category: Warm-up, Ensemble Building, Focus, Improv, and more. There are lots of ideas here!
from Stage Milk http://www.stagemilk.com/acting-games/
Games are broken into categories: Getting to Know a New Group, Focus Games, Improvisation Games, Physical Exercises, Super Fun Games, and Simple Goodies. Practical tips are also included.
Readers Theatre Scripts
from Dr. Young’s Reading Room http://www.thebestclass.org/rtscripts.html
This site has a bunch of scripts. There’s a large variety in the stories: fables, retelling of kids’ books, fairy tales. Lots of the scripts are for just a few actors.
from Margie Palatini http://www.margiepalatini.com/whats-l3-2/readers-theater
I’m a big fan of Margie Palatini’s books (The Web Files, Piggie Pie…) and so was delighted to find her site has Reader’s Theater scripts.
The Jumbo Book of Drama
by Deborah Dunleavy, illustrated by Jane Kurisu (sorry, no link)
This book has many ideas to get your creative drama ideas started. There are not many scripts to read, just countless ideas for creating your own plays and other bits of drama. Some of the chapters are: Magic, Clowning Around (really fun ideas), Puppets and Puppetry, Comedy and Tragedy.
Gail Terp is a retired teacher who has spent the last 30 years working with enthusiastic and reluctant readers. One of her top goals as a teacher was to connect kids with books they loved. It’s still her goal. Her blog, Best Blog for Kids Who Hate to Read, is one way she uses to reach it. She also write books for kids. Her second book, Nonviolent Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement, published by ABDO Publishing, will be out in September.