The Captain Is Coming!
When your students need a safe, creative way to release energy, “The Captain Is Coming!” is a great movement activity resource! This fun, movement activity emphasizes:
• quick thinking
• quick response
• high energy
• following directions
• physical expression
While your students pretend they are crew members on a ship, many different instructions are called out by the chosen captain. The crazy fun begins as the students interpret the commands and quickly respond! While it seems a simple enough game, the focus and concentration required for success makes it a challenge, indeed! I love an activity that includes an extension step that allows the students to create their own piece of the activity. This activity offers just that! Perhaps that is why the students feel such a sense of accomplishment when they successfully participate in a drama game.
This game can be done when students need a movement break in class or it can be done to serve as an extension to an activity. The topic attached to the activity is totally up to you. Do the activity exactly as it is written or put your own spin on it and design the activity around a topic or subject you are studying in class.
I am excited to share my years of experience and my wealth of knowledge in the successful exploration of adding DRAMA to your class curriculum! I have taught drama and speech for 30 years! Try using drama in your class and you will be hooked!
Many teachers shy away from using drama games in their classrooms because the drama resources do not give a step by step guide in order to successfully teach the activity!
“Greetings From Marrs” activities are:
• created by a veteran drama teacher
• complete, easy to follow step-by-step instruction
• everything you will need to be able to teach exciting and valuable drama games to your students
• student favorite drama activities
• lesson plans that focus on the important information needed to successfully teach the activity
This creative drama activity supports the National Core Arts Standards.
Teachers who incorporate the arts, especially theatre, operate in an active “hands-on” and “minds-on” capacity. And, their students love it!
Any teacher, who has seen a student become excited, energized and confident through artistic exploration has seen first-hand how arts education engages children and contributes to their overall development.
The Captain Is Coming!” offers everything needed to provide an interesting, innovative, step-by-step lesson plan so that any teacher can confidently incorporate DRAMA into the classroom learning.
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