Acting lesson plans and activities.

Beginning Acting Lesson Plan for Middle School and High School

42 pages. You read that right. A forty-two page awesome Beginning Acting lesson plan comes with a membership to Drama Notebook.

Beginning Acting Lesson Plan for Elementary Students

18 pages. If you are working with students, ages 5-8, this lesson plan will dramatically reduce your planning time!

20 Practice Scenes for Pairs for Drama Classroom

Twenty one-page scenes that can be acted out immediately in drama class.

Scene Study for Teens Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

25 pages. Are you teaching scene study to teens this year? Enjoy eight sessions already planned for you!

Physical Warm-ups for Drama Class

19 pages. Here are 22 ways to warm up the body before rehearsal/acting class!

Breathing Exercises for Drama Class

11 pages of breathing exercises that cover: exploring the breath; warm-ups; technique; relaxation; and overcoming stage fright.

Vocal Warm-ups for Drama Class

4 pages. Includes twelve fun ways for actors to warm up their voices!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Character Names Group Bonding Activity

Fun group bonding game that includes printable list of four types of distinctly different characters.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Me Poems for Drama Class

Three versions of fill-in-the blank poems that can help your students bond with each other and develop self-awareness.

Drama Activity for Schools-Mirror

3-page detailed tutorial of the classic theatre exercise ‘Mirror.’ Includes ten variations and discussion questions.

Drama Activity for Schools-Space Walk

11 pages, includes instructions for 13 different versions of this exercise, complete with over 100 prompts.

Drama Activity for Schools-Statues

5-page detailed tutorial of the classic theatre activity ‘Statue.’ Includes eleven variations, discussion questions and nearly 100 suggestions for types of statues.

Drama Activity for Schools-Become

Classic drama activity in which students ‘become’ appliances, household items, flowers, and even weather! 10 pages. Includes three pages of prompts!

Drama Activity for Schools-Tableaus

Five-page tutorial on this classic theatre exercise. Includes a description of tableau work, tips for creating successful tableaus and over 100 prompts.

Bonding Games for Drama Class-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

6 pages. Is your group having trouble getting along? Here are 15 super-charged bonding activities that will help bring your group together!

Activity Pantomimes for Drama Class-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

30 easy pantomimes for younger students and 36 more difficult ones for older students.

Pantomimes for Pairs for Drama Class-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-

22 pantomime suggestions for pairs and 22 character pantomimes for pairs ready to print out, cut apart and put in a hat! Includes four ways to use them.

Scene Starters for Pairs for Drama Class-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Here are 28 imaginative scene starters for younger students and 28 scene starters for older students! Print them out and start the activity immediately.

Advanced Scene Starters for Drama Class-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Here are 28 complex situations with characters to use in improv, character work, or as prompts for students to write their own short plays or skits!

Drama Lesson Plan-24 Improvisations with Obstacles

24 short, solo scenes to assign to your advanced or older students!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Phone Conversations

42 engaging situations for actors to improvise a one-sided phone conversation. Incredibly fun and perfect for coaching individual actors!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Emotions List for Drama Class

Fantastic list of 37 distinct emotions ready to print out and put in a hat for use with improvisational situations/games.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Motivation Improvs

25 improvisational situations that prompt students to develop their own character’s motivation for wanting a specific thing.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Motivation Walks

34 reasons to cross the stage. A super-fun activity that teaches the importance of motivation in stage movement.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Entrances

Here are 24 locations and situations that can help young actors practice making their entrances meaningful!

Characters List-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Awesome list of over 100 character types on three printable pages!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Stage Business Drama Activity

Help your actors become believable onstage by having them practice performing stage business authentically. Here are over 40 suggestions and four ways to use them.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Stage Business Treasure Hunt Game

Actors practice being authentic onstage by searching for hidden items. Included are complete instructions and 25 obstacles.

Meisner Activities-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-

Over 100 suggestions for Meisner independent activities. You will not find this anywhere else!

How to Write Blocking Notations for Drama Class

Quick and easy guide to teaching students how to write blocking notations!

Traverse Staging PowerPoint Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

A thirty page PowerPoint presentation that teaches about traverse staging!

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Two Lines Drama Activity

Lesson that teaches how lines can change meaning in different situations. Included are sixteen sets of lines for pairs, with four different situations for each set of lines.

Drama Activity-Subtext Lesson

Fun, easy way to teach the concept of subtext! 6 pages. Ages 10 and up.

Drama Activity-Open Scenes

Here are nine short scenes for two that are designed to be interpreted in a myriad of ways. 9 pages. Ages 10 and up.

Auditioning for Film Commercials Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Ten-page lesson plan that offers a fantastic introduction to acting for film!