Drama Games for Kids

111 of Today's Best Theatre Games

Author: Denver Casado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692664360

Category:

Page: 128

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Looking for refreshing, contemporary drama games that your kids and teens will absolutely love? Look no further. From the publisher of Amazon's best-selling Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook comes a brand new resource packed with 111 theatre activities that will spark life into your drama class....guaranteed. This 128-page book includes 111 games clearly organized, beautifully formatted, and clearly explained. The categories include: Warm-Ups: Shorter games to warm-up body and voices and to get the creativity flowing. Ensemble Building: Games that will help your students respect and trust each other while encouraging teamwork and creativity. Break Out of Shell: Games to help students build confidence and drop their barriers. Focus: Games that will help focus kids' natural energy. Creativity: Games to help students make bold creative choices. Improv: Games to help kids think quickly to create interesting characters, dialogue and story. Plus, helpful tips and notes on how to best execute the games and game variations! What others are saying: "So great! I've learned so many interesting games and even the ones I was already familiar with had some nice additions and suggestions...thanks so much!" -Preeti "These games are amazing...I feel so empowered!" -R. Rao "Wow awesome tips! As a recent theatre graduate I am so exciting to get started with a career in directing! This really helps!" -M. Brewer About Beat by Beat Press For the past 5 years Beat by Beat Press has been the leading authority on contemporary, high-quality teaching drama resources. Its website receives over 50,000 visitors and month and its materials have been used in over 60 countries around the world.

Kids Take the Stage

Helping Young People Discover the Creative Outlet of Theater

Author: Lenka Peterson,Dan O'Conner

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307875396

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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• Foreword by Paul Newman • Completely revised and updated version of a beloved theater classic • Replaces Kids Take the Stage, ISBN 0-8230-7742-X • Clear, practical guide to helping kids ages 8 to 18 get a show up and running The classic Kids Take the Stage is one of the best-selling Back Stage Books of all time. Now Back Stage is proud to present the completely revised and updated second edition of this indispensable guide to getting young people on stage and helping them create their own shows. For teachers, for parents, for budding actors, emerging crew, and incipient directors—this is the book that shows how to get a production up and running...and have fun in the process. Clear and accessible, Kids Take the Stage outlines a systematic approach to staging, complete with basic lessons in acting, relaxation and trust-building exercises, and improvisations. From first read-through to opening night, from butterflies to bravos, this is the perfect book to help young people realize their creative potential. www.sherrihaab.com . Nina Edwards is a graphic designer and illustrator. She lives in New York City. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drama Start

Drama Activities, Plays and Monologues for Young Children (ages 3-8)

Author: Julie Meighan

Publisher: Jembooks

ISBN: 9780956896605

Category: Education

Page: 96

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'Drama Start' is a collection of drama activities, including games, role playing ideas, action poems, plays and monologues, suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 8. It can be used in Early Years' settings or in primary schools, up to and including second class. This book is also suitable for people working with children in any setting where drama is used such as community groups, out of school care facilities, therapeutic group work and so on. The book is accessible and easy to follow. It is divided into three parts - Drama Games, Plays and Monologues. Each section provides educators/teachers/leaders with a variety of creative and imaginative ideas for stimulating drama activities in many different settings.

Teaching Drama to Little Ones

12 Ready-To-Go Lesson Plans for Kids Age 3-7

Author: Jessica McCuiston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692605370

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Page: 40

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Do you find it difficult to find drama activities for preschool age children? Teaching theatre to very young children is a completely different experience than working with older kids. Their attention spans are shorter and they require games that are simple, short and active...but also provide them with the skills necessary to grow as an actor. Teaching Drama to Little Ones is packed with activities that do just that. It includes 12 lesson plans specifically designed for kids age 3-7 that you can implement today. It also includes guides on how to adapt a script and rehearse a show with this age group. Inside this book you'll find: 12 lessons plans packed with over 70 activities ideal for kids age 3-7 Each lesson contains a Warm-Up, Focus, Voice, Movement and Imagination activity Simple reflection questions after every lesson A guide to creating a script for little ones A guide to auditioning, rehearsing and performance tips for little ones An appendix with lyrics of simple songs for classroom use Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: Getting to Know You. Students will feel comfortable in a new environment, realizing that theatre class is a place where they can make new friends while learning how to sing, dance, and act. Make Believe. Students will use their imaginations to be different characters and go on make believe adventures. Working with a Partner. Students will build trust and gain confidence by learning to work with a partner. Working as a Team. Students will realize that theater involves teamwork and everyone has a role with something important to contribute. Rhythm. Students will understand rhythm, be able to clap and follow a steady beat, and practice speeding up and slowing down their voices and movements. Energy. Students will explore how energy is necessary when performing and learn how to control and focus using that energy. Emotions. Students will explore how we use emotions to show the audience what we are feeling. Actions. Students will use movement to learn the basic concepts of blocking, choreography, and stage directions. Becoming a Character. Students will become familiar with the practice of pretending to be different characters. Using Your Voice. Students will understand why projection and diction are necessary while singing and acting. Acting Is Reacting. Students will understand that listening and reacting are just as important as speaking. Putting it Together. Students will learn how their newly developed acting skills fit together as they prepare for a final presentation or show.

One Hundred and One Drama Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers,Cecilia Bowman

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897932110

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

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Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.

Teaching Drama

The Essential Handbook: 16 Ready-to-go Lesson Plans to Build a Better Actor

Author: Denver Casado

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781496093387

Category: Drama

Page: 44

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Are you a new drama teacher looking for help planning your first year? Or an experienced teacher in need of refreshing new ideas for your drama classes? Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook is a new resource with 16 ready-to-go lesson plans that will provide you with the tools you need to build your kids into incredible actors. Go beyond drama games. With this handbook you'll get: A semester's worth of cumulative lessons that will turn your kids into real-deal actors Notes on how to introduce basic acting concepts in a way kids will instantly understand Suggested activities for both "younger" and "older" kids How to transition between activities and from lesson to lesson Contemporary new games like a "Facebook Character Profile" Reflection and journaling exercises after every lesson. Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: What is Theatre? Students explore how theatre is the art of telling stories through live acting. Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and involve every member in a performance. Movement & Space. Students explore how pantomime and behavior can help tell a story. Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage. Objective & Tactics. Students will think about the "why" behind every action. Using Your Voice: Students will understand the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation. Listening/Reacting. Students will understand how listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor. Stage Directions and Blocking. Students will understand the "principles of blocking" and how to stage a scene without instruction. And much more...

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498519

Category: Games

Page: 336

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Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.

Drama Menu

Author: Glyn Trefor-Jones

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Drama Menu is a brand new concept for planning and delivering dynamic, progressive drama lessons and workshops. Packed with over 150 tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, it’s an essential resource for any drama teacher or workshop leader – guaranteed to deliver delicious drama sessions every time. Simply make a selection from each of the three courses, and your whole drama session will come to life with new-found energy and focus: Appetisers are fast-paced warm-up exercises to energise and enthuse the group; Starters are the intermediary course to challenge the players and encourage creativity; Main Courses provide the central part of the session, culminating in a final performance piece; And a few Desserts are also provided, if you have some space at the end of your session for something sweet. Drama Menu is the recipe book that will relieve the stress of planning lessons and workshops. Now you can get on with what you do best: delivering creative drama sessions that will have your groups hungry for more. Join the online Drama Menu community, browse and share other recommended menus, and download a comprehensive Resource Pack and selection of sound effects, providing everything you need to start playing straight away. www.DramaMenu.com

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley's Journal

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780141324906

Category: Bullying

Page: 217

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Originally published: New York: Amulet Books, 2007.

The Playbook

Improv Games for Performers

Author: William Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996014205

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 140

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Improvisation Games formats and notes. This book is perfect for improv groups who want to expand their collection of games. Teachers will love the variety of drama games for their classes. A few long form formats are also included as well as notes on improvisation.

Lost City

The Discovery of Machu Picchu

Author: Ted Lewin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101652772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 184753841X

Category: Education

Page: 81

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Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

The Boys in the Band

A Play in Two Acts

Author: Mart Crowley

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573640049

Category: Drama

Page: 113

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"Full length, drama / 9 m / interior"--P. [4] of cover.

Reset Your Child's Brain

A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time

Author: Victoria L. Dunckley, MD

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Increasing numbers of parents grapple with children who are acting out without obvious reason. Revved up and irritable, many of these children are diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar illness, autism, or other disorders but don’t respond well to treatment. They are then medicated, often with poor results and unwanted side effects. Based on emerging scientific research and extensive clinical experience, integrative child psychiatrist Dr. Victoria Dunckley has pioneered a four-week program to treat the frequent underlying cause, Electronic Screen Syndrome (ESS). Dr. Dunckley has found that everyday use of interactive screen devices — such as computers, video games, smartphones, and tablets — can easily overstimulate a child’s nervous system, triggering a variety of stubborn symptoms. In contrast, she’s discovered that a strict, extended electronic fast single-handedly improves mood, focus, sleep, and behavior, regardless of the child’s diagnosis. It also reduces the need for medication and renders other treatments more effective. Offered now in this book, this simple intervention can produce a life-changing shift in brain function and help your child get back on track — all without cost or medication. While no one in today’s connected world can completely shun electronic stimuli, Dr. Dunckley provides hope for parents who feel that their child has been misdiagnosed or inappropriately medicated, by presenting an alternative explanation for their child’s difficulties and a concrete plan for treating them.

Drama Soup

Author: Scott Cairns,Joe Toakley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471608417

Category:

Page: N.A

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Reflections Upon a Sunny Day

An Autobiography by Murderer and Death Row Escapee Fred H. Kornahrens III

Author: Fred Kornahrens III,M. Steedley,Joseph Kornahrens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692991008

Category:

Page: 332

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Fred H. Kornahrens III is one of South Carolina's most famous criminals. He was condemned to death row and then, to the shock of the entire state, managed to escape. In the years that followed, people discussed Kornahrens's story. Everyone had an opinion about the man, but few knew the truth. Now, he tells all in Reflections Upon a Sunny Day. As a child, Kornahrens suffered from the unstable parenting of his mentally ill mother and aggressive father. When the two weren't fighting each other, they were taking out their frustrations on a helpless child. Kornahrens's mother was eventually hospitalized numerous times for schizophrenia but found no relief in the asylum. Kornahrens himself began exhibiting signs of mental illness, but his upbringing hadn't given him the tools to cope. He thought he found a purpose when he joined the military, but his career did not last long. He hoped he could make up for his parent's faults by providing for his own family, but this proved to be the biggest mistake of all. Finally, Kornahrens's damaged psyche collapsed, and the resulting tragedy devastated the community. He has written his story, trying to make sense of what happened-for himself and for his readers.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Avenue Q

The Book

Author: Zachary Pincus-Roth

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401302986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

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An illustrated companion to the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the show that includes the complete book and songs, interviews with the cast, a look at its puppet characters, and full-color photography.