Putting on a Play: Drama Activities for Kids
The newest title in our children's activity series, Putting on a Play, provides everything dramatic kids need to know to put on a play all by themselves--from acting, writing a script, and developing characters, to props, costumes, and makeup. Kids will have everything they need to get their acts together!
The book includes six thematic plays--Pirate, Princess, Explorer, Circus, Cowboy and Cowgirl--and ideas for holiday plays. Each play includes different endings and ideas for costumes, characters, sets, music, and more, plus tips like these:
A word about theatrical supplies
Quick tips on acting your part
How does your character talk?
How does your character move?
What does your character want?
A word about makeup
A word about safety
Putting your costume together
There's no need for a lot of fancy equipment; it only takes imagination, a few friends, and a sense of adventure!
Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender are a husband-and-wife writing team who live in Brooklyn, New York. Paul has coauthored four books with musician Pete Seeger. Jennifer is an elementary school teacher and curriculum developer. Paul and Jennifer are also the authors of My Subway Ride and Children's Songbag. They live with their daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
Debra Spina Dixon is a native of Northern California, who has been creating award-winning illustrations for eleven years. Her colorful work has appeared in numerous national publications and advertising campaigns. Currently, she lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and faithful dog, Remi.
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Cowboy and Cowgirl Play
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