Theater activities engage students in stories and other content. These activies include dramas, role playing games, plays, Readers Theater, working with puppets, and recitations.
Activities with Picture Books
Make a Mardi Gras Mask
Design and construct a fanciful Mardi Gras mask.
Princess and Dude
Develop and perform a Readers Theater script.
What Have You Been Eating?
Use pictures of story characters in a variety of retelling activities.
Have children make up a monologue for one of the main characters in this story
Students use signs depicting different places on Rosie's walk to participate in a group they are mentioned in the story.
I Went Walking Parade
Students use signs representing characters to participating in a reading of the story.
Children use puppets to act out the order in which characters appear in the story.
Downloads & Resources
Simple pattern to trace, cut out, and fold to create a colony of bats in your classroom.
Color, cut out, and glue these patter pieces to a small paper lunch bag to create an owl puppet.
Reader's theater script for Good-Night, Owl! Includes images to help students follow-along.
Perform Tacky the Penguin in small groups or as a class with this script, which includes images to help readers find and follow their parts.