Primary School / Elementary School students explore mime through guided drama experiences. Students are introduced to and explore the performance of mime and the use of facial expressions, gesture and movement to tell a story. NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned drama unit has 3 x 60 minute detailed drama lesson plans with extension and differentiation activities and commentary for a whole class mimed food fight! A perfect and engaging way to explore mime with your primary / elementary classes.
THE MIME FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL DRAMA UNIT INCLUDES:
- 3 x 60 Minute Detailed Lesson Plans
- Mime Cards (with a simple mime for each student to perform)
- Mime Emotion Cards to cut out and use
- Additional and Extension Activities
- The great big food fight commentary for an entire class mime performance
KEY DRAMA VOCABULARY: Mime, Gesture, Facial Expressions, Body Language, Exaggerated Movement, Attention to Detail, Emotions.
MIME FOR PRIMARY UNIT AIMS: Through guided drama experiences, students are introduced to and explore the performance of mime and the use of facial expressions, gesture and movement to tell a story.
- Use facial expressions, body language and movement to convey meaning
- Perform mime with attention to detail
- Listen / respond to drama instructions
- Use specific / focused gesture
- Communicate ideas using the body and movement
- Contribute to the development of a sequential plot in a guided drama experience
- Use drama vocabulary
WHAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS TEACHING RESOURCE:
"Amazing resource! Lays out lessons simply and clearly. My students are so excited about the 'food fight' at the end so their engagement is high. Thank you for this great resource!"
"This was my first time teaching Drama and Mime was our first unit. These lessons are very detailed, easy to follow, fun and engaging. My students loved this unit. Thank you so much!"
"Often we go to mime as a time filler during class time or an activity in drama lesson. However how many times have you seen them miming something and you have no idea what they are doing, or their mime does not resemble the thing they are doing. I love the step by step process in which the skill of mime is broken down for busy teachers. Well done on a practical resource."
"A fantastic resource. I used this with my Year 6 classes and they loved it."
"This was a really easy unit to follow and my grade 2/3 students were really engaged and learned a lot of the elements of mime performance. The lessons were very well organized!"
"This was a great starting point for a mime unit with 3rd graders. I hadn't taught drama before, so didn't really know where to start. My students loved these activities. Generally, I found that most of the activities actually took longer than the suggested times, which actually worked well for us."
"No prep required! Efficient! Fun! For me and my students! THIS IS TOP CLASS!"
"Great unit of work, structured lessons that are easy to follow. Can follow the sequence of lessons or use them as stand alone lessons. Great warm ups and conclusion questions."
You can find more drama lesson plans, drama games and more for primary and elementary kids HERE!
MIME for PRIMARY SCHOOL
SUITABLE FOR YEAR LEVELS (GRADES)
4, 5, 6
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