Peanut Butter Lesson

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Creative Drama Lesson inspired by Shel Silverstein’s Peanut Butter Sandwich poem.

Are you teaching drama to young children? This Creative Drama lesson contributed by drama teacher Natalie Laboda, is a wonderful introduction to poetry and movement. Students in preschool through early elementary will playfully discover the elements of poetry as they use their voice, body, and imagination.

In this lesson, students will:

  • Learn to describe poetry
  • Use movement as a form of storytelling
  • Engage their voice, body, and imagination
  • Build literacy skills
  • Practice taking turns and sharing

Materials Needed:

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • (Peanut Butter Sandwich poem found at end of this document)
  • Crown for teacher-in-role as King
  • Whiteboard

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