FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Kids Do The News~ Divide class into small groups. Let everyone know that you are now a “news team.” Each group decides who will be the anchors, weather person, on-the-scene reporter. They have twenty minutes to come up with a three minute broadcast in which each player has a segment. For more inspiring drama ideas and lesson plans for children and teens, visit www.dramanotebook.com.
FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Counting to Ten as a Group~ The entire group must count to ten together. Only one person at a time may call out a number. If TWO or more people speak at once, the group must start at the beginning again. Discourage solutions that make the problem easy to handle, such as raising hands before talking or going in a predetermined order. Hold on to the restrictions and the sense of fun will emerge automatically. Groups seldom tire of this game.
FREE DRAMA GAME ~Asides~ Small group of players onstage. An improvised scene is played, which any player can stop at any time by yelling freeze. At that point, the player steps out of the scene, and tells the audience what his character is really thinking, after which the scene continues. Note: Use this activity to introduce and demonstrate the theatrical device of “asides.” Have a follow-up discussion of when they have seen “asides” used in movies or television.
The Myth Many people are under the impression that older children need a more conventional model of education, and that a Montessori education is doesn't work after preschool. This likely comes from a lack of understanding all that the Montessori
FREE DAILY DRAMA GAME ~Return Counter~ Two players. One player leaves the room while the other player receives suggestions from the audience for something to return such as: a radio that only tunes in to one station. He/she must try and return the item without saying what it is. The 'customer service' player must try and guess what the item is and then come up with a totally ridiculous return policy! Register for a free trial at www.dramanotebook.com!