101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 9781847538413
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

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.

One Hundred and One Drama Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897932110
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

101 Movement Games for Children

Author: Huberta Wiertsema
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 089793346X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

The movement games in this book are intended to cultivate children’s social and creative abilities. Some are based on playground games, others on professional theater and dance exercises. The games described are divided into ten categories including touch and reaction, concentration and puzzles, impersonation and cooperation, and music and movement.

Drama Games and Acting Exercises

Author: Rod Martin
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
ISBN: 1566081661
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Performing Arts

Body movement, gesture, voice, and interaction are essential parts of this large selection of games and exercises. Included are: warm-up games, improvisation exercises, public speaking games, dramatic presentation poems, plays, and scenes. Each stand-alone chapter supplies enough material for several semesters.

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 9781479343027
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Education

'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers. Excellent resource for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. '..this book cheered me up. Buy it and smile. There will be a lot of laughter in your classroom.' - Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building. The drama strategies can be used as creative tools to explore themes and characters. There are dozens of ideas for developing improvisation (which can be extended over several sessions). There are many new activities for exploring storytelling skills as well as mime and movement.

Drama Games for Kids

Author: Denver Casado
Publisher:
ISBN: 069266436X
Release Date: 2016-03-13
Genre:

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.

Theatre Games for Young Performers

Author: Maria C. Novelly
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing
ISBN: 0916260313
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Games

The basics of pantomime, improvisation, voice control, monologues and dialogues presented in game formats with exercises and work sheets.

Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 1447877322
Release Date: 2012-08
Genre: Education

'Learning Through Drama' contains drama strategies and lesson plans for use with primary school children across the curriculum. The book provides guidance to teachers who have never taught drama before but are considering using it in a subject area such as science or history and offers new approaches to those familiar with common drama techniques (such as hot-seating and teacher in role). The book includes 36 drama strategies and over 250 cross-curricular activities, including practical ideas for inspiring speaking, listening and writing. 'This book is a beautifully laid-out, easy to use resource, full of imaginative and practical ideas to help learning become much more memorable and inspirational.' - Hilary Lewis (Drama Consultant). 'Even the well-practiced and creative drama teacher will find something in this book that serves as a refresher, reminder or quite simply a new idea... a must-have publication for those serious about the teaching of drama in primary school settings.' - Teaching Drama magazine.

112 Acting Games

Author: Gavin Levy
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
ISBN: 1566081068
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts

There are more than 100 performance-tested theatre games in this unusually comprehensive collection. They were compiled after more than 15 years of workshops and study sessions. Included are a wide range of proven activities to assist in teaching specialised skills. The book is divided into 20 sections from Relaxation to Thinking Outside the Box. This is a flexible workbook designed to help instructors and participants mould and adapt many ideas to fit their needs.

On Stage

Author: Lisa Bany-Winters
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613740910
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Covers basic theater vocabulary, puppetry and pantomime, sound effects, costumes, props, and makeup; includes several play scripts.

Drama Start

Author: Julie Meighan
Publisher: Jembooks
ISBN: 095689660X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

'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

Author: Jessica McCuiston
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692605371
Release Date: 2015-12-23
Genre:

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.

101 Music Games for Children

Author: Jerry Storms
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897931645
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides instructions for non-competitive games that use music tapes or CDs and simple instruments to help children learn about music and sound and develop creative, personal, and social skills

Playful Plays

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1500630616
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Performing Arts

“David Farmer has hit gold with 'Playful Plays: Volume One', and if volumes two to ten were available I would be ordering them immediately... The selling point of the book is its simplicity. It offers teachers an off-the-shelf, ready-to-go, high-quality rehearsal process ideal for primary-aged students... The book is very well laid out and user-friendly, and is the perfect go-to for short presentation pieces that pack a punch.” - Teaching Drama Magazine. This lively collection of eight short plays for children and young people is supported by inspirational drama games designed to bring creativity and fun to the rehearsal room. The stories are based on traditional folk-tales from countries including China, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Turkey and Scandinavia. The book is written in such a way that young people can easily pick it up and use it themselves. The plays can be performed by groups of children on their own, or under the direction of an adult. They feature performance techniques such as mime, mask, freeze frames, audience participation, live music and song. The author draws on his experience in the professional theatre world to provide helpful advice for the young director and actor including warm-ups, tips on line-learning and ideas for character development, as well as games to develop acting skills such as concentration, focus and working as an ensemble.