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.