There are many benefits to drama classes for children, including the development of public speaking and communication skills. increased confidence, emotional intelligence and self-expression. If you think your kids enjoy acting and drama-related activities, enrolling them in a Drama Kids class is the best thing you can do for them.
In addition to participation in Drama Kids classes, building their confidence at home is a great way to enhance their Drama Kids experience! There are many at home skill-boosting activities can that will allow them to get in some extra practice and have some fun between classes.
Drama Games You Can Play With Your Child at Home
Because drama is such a versatile activity, there are many drama games for children that can be adapted for you to do together. Some favorites include:
- Tongue Twisters
Tongue twisters are typically a warm-up, but they are also a fun activity you can do with your child just about anywhere. You are likely familiar with some old favorites such as the one about Peter Piper and his Peppers or Sally at the Seashore, but there are so many more you can memorize with your child!
- Practice Pantomimes
Pantomimes are something you can easily do with your child at home to increase his or her skills. Similar to charades, both of you will put prompts into a hat and let your child draw. Then he or she can proceed to think of creative ways to act out the prompt so you are able to guess it.
- Mirror Magic
A mirroring activity is especially enjoyable to do with your child because there is no right or wrong way to do it – the goal is for you both to simply succeed! One of you will be the leader and the other will be the follower. The leader will perform motions, slowly at first, and the follower will mirror them. Kids will have a blast seeing how long they can go and what motions they can incorporate as they get more advanced!
- One-Word Story
All stories are built one word at a time, the only difference is that this one is from two different people! Starting with a single word, you and your child will alternate who says the next word until you have a complete (and silly!) story at the end.
If you think your child would benefit from drama classes, we would love to talk to you! Contact us today to learn more about the programs we offer.