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Remote Drama Activity: Family Fairy Tale


Mar 15, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 5 Comments

Contributed by Cindy Reardon on the Facebook Group: Theatre Education Distance Learning (Resource Sharing and Support Network). Edited by Beat by Beat Press.

Family Fairy Tales

Give students a list of 6-10 fairytales or children’s book. They must choose a book and read it with their family.

They must create a board of six tableau scenes (frozen pictures) that tell the whole story, using their family members.

They must “direct” their family members in these tableau scenes, take pictures of each one, and submit to you.

For older students, have them arrange all six in a 2×3 grid like a comic strip with captions. They can use Word, or Google Docs or any other word processing to achieve this and export the board as a PDF.

Consider posting each board to a private password-protected site, and have the class guess which book each board represents. 

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  • Rach
    Mar 23, 2020 at 4:04 pm Reply

    Love this!

  • Ajay
    Mar 26, 2020 at 10:49 am Reply

    Beautiful Idea !!!

  • David
    Mar 31, 2020 at 2:34 pm Reply

    What a great idea! This will be very helpful. Thank you!

  • Mrs. Teacher Lady
    Apr 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Most schools have policies prohibiting sharing images of children with others, even others at the same school, without express written consent.

    1. Cindy Reardon
      May 18, 2020 at 11:43 am Reply

      We already have that consent form signed from the beginning of the year. They only shared with me, and the ones that I wanted to share with others, I got an extra permission to do that.

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