Print and Play Lessons
24 short, solo scenes to assign to your advanced or older students!
Here are 29 short scenes that ONLY have the lines spoken by one actor! (For older or more advanced students.)
22 situations that help students understand the importance of the first-moment onstage. They are ready to print out and assign to your students
Fun, original Drama Notebook game for all ages. Four to five players form an assembly line and pantomime creating an object, but no one knows what anyone else is making!
The ultimate in impossible pantomime. This game includes two printable lists of animals and activities; players must simultaneously perform both!
Here are sixteen original fairy tale titles, plus instructions for using them as prompts and two story outlines to help younger students structure their stories.
20 fun monster-themed titles to use with your group. Includes instructions and variations of the activity.
36 thought-provoking questions to help young actors get to know one another or to use as monologue/short play prompts.
This original Drama Notebook activity invites young actors to create monologues or scenes based on confessions! There are 26 in all; this activity is best suited for older or advanced students.
This original Drama Notebook activity helps students understand the relationship between costume/clothing and character. 30 imaginary costume pieces—ready to print out and use immediately.
In this original Drama Notebook activity, students create skits or scenes where a crime takes place. Fun for all ages!
Help your actors explore varying emotions with this list of 37 different emotions and five ways to use them!
Students will LOVE this activity in which they get to become immediate experts on funny or serious subjects! 32 funny topics and 32 serious ones are ready to print out, cut apart and put into a hat.
Students can create their own mixed-up fairy tales using grab-bag elements borrowed from a variety of stories!
Twenty printable activities designed to be sent home with drama students for them to try with their families.
Use this fun activity with older or advanced students. 11 ‘first lines’ and 11 ‘last lines’ are ready to print out and put in a hat. Students work in pairs to create improvised scenes using the lines as prompts.
Students of all ages have a blast creating skits, short plays and monologues based on fictitious fortunes. Three pages of fortunes; over 75 fortunes in all!
Here are six pages of gibberish prompts and instructions for three different activities to play with your group. You will not find anything like this anywhere else!
This is an excellent activity for helping students experiment with movement and character in a non-threatening way. Includes instructions and 28 prompts!
Excellent warm-up game that uses hats as prompts for movement and characterization. 36 types of hats ready to print out, cut apart and use right away.
Ready to try something really different? In this lesson, students create performance pieces based on the names of imaginary worlds. Instructions and 40 different names of imaginary worlds are included!
“In every skit, there is a crazy cat lady.” Students have a blast writing original skits that all include one unusual element. Included are instructions for play and 20 ‘In Every Skit’ prompts!
Improv activity for all ages that sparks the imagination. Complete instructions, a printable list of 27 objects, and an example of a skit is included.
Detailed instructions for the classic improv game also known as ‘Bucket.’ Included are 28 scene suggestions and over 60 random lines! Best for older or advanced students.
Students create short plays based on characters who find magical objects. Includes 15 prompts, instructions and more!
Fun, Drama Notebook original drama game in which students create fictitious monsters based on traits pulled out of a hat!
25 improvisational situations that prompt students to develop their own character’s motivation for wanting a specific thing.
Fun drama activity in which students create short plays based on random items found in a mystery bag.
Activity in which students create short plays based on myths. Works for a variety of ages and includes instructions, 36 myth prompts, and four myths to read to your group.
Here are nine short scenes for two that are designed to be interpreted in a myriad of ways. 9 pages. Ages 10 and up.
4 pages. 22 pantomimes for pairs, 22 pantomimes for pairs of characters, 22 suggestions for pantomimes and five ways to use the printout!
Great pantomime activity for advanced students! 34 difficult pantomimes designed to be printed out and cut apart!
42 engaging situations for actors to improvise a one-sided phone conversation. Incredibly fun and perfect for coaching individual actors!
Three pages of props ready to print out, cut apart and put in a hat, plus four activities to try with your group.
Original Drama Notebook activity that uses proverbs as prompts for dramatic exercises. 88 proverbs, and instructions for using them!
This is a fun, printable drama activity also known as ‘Scenes from a Hat.’ It works best for older or advanced students.
Here are 28 imaginative scene starters for younger students and 28 scene starters for older students! Print them out and start the activity immediately.
Fun, original game in which students pull the names of different types of shoes out of a shoebox and pantomime putting on the shoes and moving in character.
Great group tableau activity for all ages! Includes 22 scenarios for younger students and 40 scenarios for older students and more.
Help your actors become believable onstage by having them practice performing stage business authentically. Here are over 40 suggestions and four ways to practice using them.
Excellent, concise tutorial and activities for teaching the concept of stage pictures. Includes 21 stage picture scenarios to give to small groups of students to practice.
Here is an original Drama Notebook activity that goes beyond bullying and gets to the heart of why people discriminate against one another. Works best for older or advanced groups.
In this original Drama Notebook activity, students take on the characteristics of inanimate objects that argue with each other! Tremendously fun for all ages!
Use this hilarious original activity with your older or advanced students. Includes instructions for the game and 40 disorders that students may draw out of a hat.
Tongue twisters can help actors become better annunciators. Here are 42 tongue twisters ready to read aloud with your group, or print and cut apart to put in a hat.
Original Drama Notebook activity in which students play tour guides, leading the rest of the class through an imaginary tour of a famous location. Excellent drama integration activity. Includes four printable lists of things to tour.
Over 100 different types of characters for you to use with your improv or drama activities.
Drama activity that uses movement to convey the meaning of verbs. Includes instructions and a list of 26 verbs.
Pantomime activity in which actors create a sense of space using only movement. Includes instructions and a list of twelve different types of rooms.
16 fun activities that prompt students to create their own wizard-themed scenes!
Improv game featuring over 80 hilarious prompts. Best for older or advanced students.
30 questions that are laid out on the pages so that you can print them out and cut them apart. Also includes instructions, and an example of a ‘Would You Rather’ skit.