Directions: choose at least 3 (you can do more if you want) activities from the list below.
Take a picture or short video showing the activities you choose.
You can do these on your own, with your family or both.
*Story means book, play, movie, nursery rhyme or song
.1. Use clothes (your clothes or others in your family as long as they say it is ok) to dress-up as your favorite character from a story*.
.2. Take one part of your favorite story* and write it in script form (doesn’t have to be the entire story, just a part of it).
.3. Use an object from around the house as a prop. (prop is an item an actor can use)
.4. Use an object from around the house as a prop but turn it into something different (example: use a fork as a comb, use a paper towel roll as a telescope). Be creative and think outside of the box.
.5. Make a sock puppet.
.6. Make a stick puppet.
.7. Make a paper bag puppet.
.8. Draw a poster advertising your favorite story*.
.9. Get a family member to let you do their make-up.
.10. Pretend you are an animal.
.11. Tell a story using your stuffed animals, dolls or action figures.
.12. Act out a story with inanimate objects (like the characters in Beauty and the Beast).
.13. Show 3 different emotions with your face and body.
.14. Create a backdrop by drawing on paper for yourself to act in front of or to use with puppets.
.15. Create and draw your own superhero. In your drawing show their costume, super power, where they are and their name
Another great video to watch about using your voice is Mrs. Montgomery’s video about voice acting! (see the 2nd video below)
Have you ever seen a mime? They really look like they are stuck in that box, even though there is nothing there! They make it look so easy!! Have you ever tried to move like a mime? It is a lot harder than it looks. Watch this video and give it a try!
You can play the classic game of Charades (described below) or find a “charades” app to use on a phone or tablet (the 2 images below are charade apps that are free).
These are so fun!
Click the link or search for it on your Netflix.
Join Fizz, Riley, Peri, Spike, and Hank, as they explore the magic of the performing arts under the mentor-ship and teaching of theater legend Julie Andrews.
Together, Ms. Julie and her assistant Gus team up with some very special guests to help the greenies learn about the creative workings of each different performing art.
Follow along as the greenies master each talent, learning and working together en route to their final dramatic performance!
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like: ms. Julie and friends want to show you how the theater is for everyone.
Shadow puppets are a great thing to do at home by yourself or with family members. All you need is sunlight or a flashlight. Below is a picture of some you can try. You can also look at this short Youtube video to get started: https://youtu.be/Kz8wP2RYy64
Do you know any other ones not pictured? How many can you do? How many can your brother and/or sister do? How many can your parents/guardians do?
*Your hands might get tired very quickly trying to do these. The muscles in our hands are not used to doing these kinds of motions. So take as many breaks as you need to give your hands a rest. The more you try and practice the more you will work the hand muscles and the easier/longer you will be able to do them.
How did doing this activity make you feel? Do you want to continue practicing to get better?
REMEMBER HAVE FUN!
In the Chula Vista Elementary School district there are 9 amazing, creative, hard-working Theatre teachers: Mrs. Beltran, Miss Cherie, Mrs, Davidson, Ms. De Jerez, Mrs. Elkerton, Mrs. Lawerance, Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. Schubert, Mrs. Tabor, and Mr. Tony