Role Drama Activities


RAINFOREST LESSONS: A small collection of lessons and lesson variations about the rainforest. For Pre-Kindergarten and up.


NO, YOU CAN'T TAKE ME!:  A fun game that requires critical thinking skills.  For Elementary students.


THE LION KING'S COURT:  A role-playing game about friendship and animals.  (Nothing to do with the Disney film.)  For Elementary students.


AROUND THE WORLD IN THIRTY MINUTES: An imaginary journey that teaches geography and cultures.  For Elementary students.


NEWS PLAYS:  Supports Social Studies, History, or Current Events curricula.  Involves improvisation, group planning, and performance.  For older Elementary students.


OREGON TRAIL PROPAGANDA:  Supports a Social Studies unit about the Oregon Trail.  Examines the nature of propaganda, as well as the nature of advertising in today's world.  For older Elementary students.


GIBBERISH SENTENCES:  A pantomime game that explores ways to communicate without words.  Can be used as a primer to more elaborate Theatre Games, or to support a Social Studies curriculum about immigrants.  For older Elementary and up.


JOB INTERVIEW: A wacky concentration game that makes you think on your feet.  For older Theatre students.


CIRCLE OF CHARACTERS: A complex and challenging game of characters and observation.  For older Theatre students.


WHAT WOULD YOU DO?:   An exercise for helping young actors more fully inhabit their characters.  For Middle School and up.