This is a printable 'Freeze Frames' drama teaching Resource. These prompt cards have been created to help develop drama performance skills (gesture, body language, facial expression, mood etc) with a focus on freeze frames (tableaux). Use the cards to extend and develop performance techniques, for spontaneous improvisation games where a prompt is needed or otherwise task players to come up with scenes based on the cards.
This set of prompt freeze frame cards includes freeze frame scenarios with additional directives to extend the initial freeze frames and comes with other suggested improvisation games and drama activities.Use Drama Trunk ‘Freeze Frame Cards' with the following suggested improv games (instructions included in resource), use them to start scenes or to start any improvisation.
- Freeze Frame Extensions
- Slow motion changing group freezes
- All in improvised open scene (based off the scenarios on the cards)If you're like me, some days you just can't think of creative scene prompts or ideas for your drama or theatre class games and activities. These freeze frame prompt cards can be used in so many more ways and with different improvisation games and activities! Great for a warm up or end of lesson ready to go performance activity.
Example freeze frames starter prompts:
- Freeze Frame: An Art Gallery. Freeze Changes: The artist is showing off their work to a crowd of admirers. Someone spills something on the art. Someone tries to steal the art. There is a fire in the art gallery.
- Freeze Frame: Baking Competition. Freeze Changes: One of the contestants sabotages a competitors entry. A person jumps out of the middle of one of the cakes to sing 'happy birthday' to the surprise of everyone. The judges get food poisoning. When the baking is revealed, everyone finds that someone has snuck into the competition and eaten everything.
WHAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS FREEZE FRAMES RESOURCE:
"I loved using this resource because it is so engaging for the students. A relief day never went so smoothly, all students had a great time."
"Very excited for this!! So creative and so many entry levels too! Thank you!"
"These were great drama tasks for my students."
"I used this with my Y5/6s and they enjoyed it"
"Highly engaging, even for the normally shy and reluctant to participate students."
"Improv ideas for characters. I really enjoyed using this."
"I use this resource a lot in my acting class. Thank you."
"My students enjoyed this! We had been working on tableau and this brought it to the next level."
"Drama Trunk resources never disappoint!"
"Great scenarios! Provides for an interesting starting point"
"This has saved me so much time - thanks!"
"I plan to use this as an intro activity to help my students understand scenes and how body language and facial expressions affect mood and understanding. Then I plan to have the students create their own freeze frames from classroom novels! I can't wait to try this out! I'm hoping it helps with the analysis of the story and helps them really understand the characters and setting! :)"
"My kids love these!"
"Perfect for my one-quarter drama elective as a warm-up and when we had extra time!"
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Within each Drama Card set from Drama Trunk you will find prompts suitable for various levels (beginner to advanced) and age groups and I suggest having a quick flick through before the class and taking out more advanced or beginner prompts (depending on the class and year level). Most are suitable for all of the grade levels listed.
Combine the use of multiple drama or improv card sets for even more drama and improv activities, challenges and ideas (you will have a HUGE amount of activities ready to go when needed)!
YOU CAN ALSO FIND THIS RESOURCE IN IMPROV THEATRE GAME BUNDLE
NEVER BE STUCK FOR A DRAMA or IMPROV GAME AGAIN!
Get the creativity flowing with this fantastic learning resource that you can just print, laminate (optional), cut out and use over and over again. I cannot count how many times and ways I have used drama and improv cards - they are absolutely my most handy drama teaching and improv resource that will transform your lessons. Find out how drama and improv cards transformed my drama classes (and why I wouldn't teach drama without them) here.
SUITABLE FOR YEAR LEVELS (GRADES)
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 +
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