A Childsplay teaching artist will visit your classroom for a one hour session to engage your students in kinesthetic learning connecting themes and classroom curriculum to the content of the play. A variety of drama strategies may be used including, tableaux, improvisation, creative writing, and drama games.
Pricing: $100/classroom, or $80/classroom with 3 or more classroom experiences (same day)
Junie B Jones is Not a Crook
During an one-hour post-show session, a Childsplay teaching artist will lead students through a variety of activities exploring healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings. Students will examine conflicts in the play, and explore how characters handled themselves evaluating their choices. Focusing on the characters Junie B. and Meanie Jim, as well as others, students will imagine and act out positive and healthy ways characters could have (or should have?) communicated with each other.
Rock the Presidents
During a one-hour post-show session, a Childsplay teaching artist will lead students through a series of drama activities exploring the characteristics of a leader. Taking on the role of a presidential candidate, students will create their own campaigns. Depending on curriculum focus campaigns can include a slogan, 15-second commercial, and/or candidate portrait.
A Very Hairy Javelina Holiday
During a one-hour post-show session, a Childsplay teaching artist will lead students through a comparison of The Three Javalinas and The Three Little Pigs. Using various drama techniques, students will compare and contrast the two stories, deepening their understanding of story structure, plot, setting, and character development. Depending on curriculum focus students may have the opportunity to become playwrights themselves, as a Childsplay teaching artist leads them through the creation of their own original adaptation of a familiar story.
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
In Cat in the Hat, illustrations leap off the page and onto the grander scale of our stage. Replicate this experience in your classroom during a one-hour post-show session. A Childsplay teaching artist will lead students in a special story-time session and share the book with your class, inviting your students to become part of the storytelling. Using various drama techniques, the artist will engage students in up-on-their-feet learning, activating their imagination and increasing their understanding of the text.
The Yellow Boat
In a one-hour post-show session students will explore the themes and characters in The Yellow Boat. In order to highlight the unique storytelling and design techniques used in this anniversary production, students will become artists just like Benjamin, and tell their own stories by creating artistic compositions. With the guidance of a Childsplay teaching artist, students will have the opportunity to physicalize their art pieces and transform them into dramatic works.
During a one-hour post-show session, students will discuss the problems in the play and choose one for the focus of their drama work. A Childsplay teaching artist will lead students in becoming imaginative inventors who must use innovation and creativity to find new uses for a collection of found “treasures.” Just like Vanessa and Timmy, students will work together to shape these discarded items into useful tools to solve problems that need solutions.
The Grumpiest Boy in the World
During a one-hour post-show session, a Childsplay teaching artist will challenge students to devise their own original creatures, much like the ones Zachary encounters on his journey. Together the class will design their own unique environment filled with obstacles and hurdles ready to be overcome. Using each other strengths, students will collaborate on their quest for adventure.
Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure
During a one-hour post-show session, students will explore their own dynamic and original voices through the creation of poetry. A Childsplay teaching artist will guide young poets through the writing process, and using age-appropriate presentation methods, students will share their works incorporating imaginative play, music, and movement.