•  DRAMA

    Tired of tech? Sick of screens?
    Try these non-tech DRAMA activities! #ARTSathome Find the full post on our blog. Link in bio.

    Drama encourages playing with others. Even when the audience is only those with whom you are sheltering in place, using drama in ordinary moments will refresh, rejuvenate and remind children that daily living can be filled with wonderment and joy.

    READ ALOUD TO ONE ANOTHER

    During times of steep uncertainty (like right now!), familiar stories become friends of comfort, and new stories become joyous distractions.

    PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DRAMATIC PLAY

    To you it may look a mess, but to them it looks like a vast jungle, a broad desert, a wizard in a magical castle, or an impenetrable ancient fortress. Engage and celebrate with your children as they create.

    PRACTICE STORYTELLING

    Requiring zero physical materials, storytelling can be done anywhere and anytime: while eating dessert as a family, riding in the car, at bedtime, over weekend breakfasts, or during family devotionals. Story prompts are limitless. Here are a few:

    * Did you ever save up for a special toy or activity?
    * What is your favorite story your mom or dad used to tell you?
    * What is the most surprised you've ever been?
    * Who is the funniest of the older generation in your family?

    CREATE AND PERFORM PLAYS

    Often a natural outgrowth of previous drama activities, plays can be improvised, developed from a written script, or memorized to create a more formal performance feeling.

    Read the full post on our blog along with other articles with arts activities for your home. Link in Bio. You can also checkout our highlight titled “Arts At Home”.

    Written by Teresa Love, drama educator and member of the BYU ARTS Partnership Leadership Team

     

    ARTS AT HOME