With students at home and caregivers balancing work and school, everyone is adjusting and learning. We want to offer a few simple, creative, educational, and arts-based ways to spice up your distance learning – especially since the day might involve a lot of sitting.
On that note, a huge thank you to all the teachers trying to figure this out with short notice and high stakes.
Posted Monday, March 23, 2020
Here’s our next at-home arts integration strategy – Everybody Do! This activity combines theater with the skill of reviewing what you already know. Everybody Do! is a great way to help kids a) show their understanding of knowledge and b) reinforce that understanding. It’s also fun to play as a break in the day.
Through these arts integration activities we want to offer a few simple, creative, educational, and arts-based ways to spice up your distance learning – especially since the day might involve a lot of sitting. The directions for the activity are shared in two ways – for caregivers/teachers and for kids who can read so they can do the activity independently.
We’d love to see you share a short video or a photo of your “Everybody Do!” sentences on our post so that others can join in.
Everybody Do! is a modification of an improvisation game called Yes, Lets! You can see a longer description of the activity in the link below from the Drama-Based Instruction website created by Drama for Schools at The University of Texas at Austin (my alma mater!).
Everybody Do!: https://dbp.theatredance.utexas.edu/content/everybody-do
Sarah Coleman, Portland Ovations Co-Director of Engagement l School Programs is a theatre educator, an arts integration specialist, and a former classroom teacher who has taught students in grades K – college as well as led professional development workshops for teachers around the country for over 15 years.