Three pages of props ready to print out, cut apart and put in a hat, plus four activities to try with your group.

Students explore the relationship between props and character in this original Drama Notebook activity. Included are three pages of props and objects ready to print out, cut apart and put in a hat, and four different activities to try with your students.

Example of an activity:

Solo Pantomime

Each actor goes up and chooses a “prop or object” out of the hat. They have thirty seconds to come up with a pantomimed scene in which the prop is used. Ask students to think about what kind of character would use that prop and why. Audience players guess the prop or object.

Examples of props:

  • Umbrella
  • Magic wand
  • Towel

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