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Alternative fairy tale endings is a fun activity based on using imagination to recreate the endings of traditional fairy-tales that we all know and love. Try this out with key stage one or two and watch how far their imaginations can carry them! Try setting a time limit and dividing your class into smaller groups to create a short rehearsed scene or alternatively, (with older children) give them a challenge of using no thinking time at all and ask them to improvise a drama on the spot using these prompt cards to start them off. Have fun!
Here’s a drama activity that will really get your group thinking! Improvisation is a great tool to work on and these One Line Improvisation cards will make quick and easy work for prepping your group for a fun and invigorating lesson. The cards are designed with fun and relatable openers that can help your groups or individuals think really quickly and act with plenty of on -the- spot context! Let us know what you think when you try it out.
This drama exercise can work really well as a warm up too. It asks participants to consider how to use their bodies to clearly express emotions. In this game, players are encouraged to use different parts of their bodies to show their feelings on a given command. This improves communication and helps to develop a good understanding of expression. For younger groups, why not ask them to add sound to their choices of expression?
This exercise is very flexible-another opportunity where the facilitator can call on the talents of the children to think on the spot and improvise or alternatively give a small time frame for groups to build a scenario to share with the rest of the group. It’s ideal because it asks the children to work within contexts that they can relate to easily. It helps communication, team building and enhances empathy. These realistic scenarios are perfect for key stage 1 but can be tweaked to suit any age.