I am linking up with Barbara over at Grade ONEderful for a Drama Linky Party.
Do you have to teach drama in your class? It is part of the Arts curriculum that I am responsible for teaching to my grade ones. Here is an activity that will help get you started!
Create an open space in your classroom. I do this activity at my carpet area. Create an imaginary line down the middle of the space. Tell kids that there are 2 Dance Lands that they are going to be moving between. As they move into a new land they need to change their bodies to match that land. For example, you can designate one side skipping land and one side hopping land. As kids move about the space they have to move their bodies depending what land they are in! So when I am in skipping land I can only skip. As I move across the imaginary middle line I begin to hop in hopping land. Make sense?
Every 30 seconds or so, ring the chime and have everyone freeze and change the lands. So now 1 land is crawling land and 1 land is twirling land!
This is a great way to get kids moving and incorporate dance and drama!