Jack and the Beanstalk Drama Unit for Primary / Elementary

Drama Unit | 5 x 60 Minute Lessons| Scripts for Kids | Years 2 - 5

Elementary students explore the story of Jack and the Beanstalk through guided drama activities. Includes a whole class drama script for an end of unit performance (rehearse the play throughout the unit or work on it separately at the end). NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned drama unit for elementary / primary has 5 x 60 minute detailed drama lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities. A perfect and engaging way to explore a well loved story with a performance script (also useable as Reader's Theater).

  • 5 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans for Primary based on Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Whole Class Performance Script (Readers Theater) with detailed teachers version (including staging ideas) and student version. The script has plenty of chorus and individual lines.
  • Drama Script for kids to use during the unit
  • Mime Cards
  • Additional and Extension Activities

KEY VOCABULARY: Mime. Drama. Movement. Freeze. Voice. Characters. Pretend. Putting yourself in someone shoes. Scene. Rhythm. Gestures. Adjective.

Students explore the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ through guided drama activities. Students develop drama skills: creating, responding and performing throughout various guided drama experiences. The unit works towards the performance of a whole class short play of Jack and the Beanstalk (script provided with detailed directions) where students use the skills they have learnt and draw on the drama activities they have participated in to present a performance! (or just do the unit) Students:
  • Invent, describe and inhabit an imaginary world
  • Identify and make character choices
  • Create story ideas
  • Use improvisation to explore elements of the story
  • Put themselves in someone else’s shoes and reflect on characters
  • Respond to directions
  • Use voice, movement and gesture to convey meaning
  • Collaborate with peers to create scenes and contribute ideas
  • Interpret a story
  • Contribute to guided drama experiences


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