Every week we will be hearing from Allie Bennet, our Drama Warehouse Instructor, about her experiences with this year’s group. Thanks to all our individual donors who made this amazing project possible.
Today we began by warming up with our tongue twisters and name games again. Then we read a great version of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” along with a few of Aesop’s Fables. I explained that Aesop’s Fables always have a moral, and we talked about the importance of that for a few minutes. As an example, I read a well known fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” ending with the important moral.
We then began reading the scripts which we will perform on our final day- May 23 at noon. Our 3 stories will be “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Gingerbread Man,” and “The Little Polar Bear.” Everyone got a turn to read. And I’m proud to say, I could hear everyone from the back row (some with a little prodding).
Our last assignment for the day was as follows: Each child got a sheet of drawing paper and writing paper. They were to draw any character from our 3 stories and then form a story around that character, one that was different than the stories we were already telling. We had some great imaginative tales! Each child and mother got up in front of everyone and told their tale as illustrated in their drawings. The purpose of that activity was to use already established characters (a starting off point) and create our very own fairy tales. Who knows, maybe we’ve got some budding Aesops or Grimm Brothers in our group!