Drama activities for Children
Sometimes children don’t know what drama actually is, but find at Holiday Academy that there is something for everyone. During the Holiday Academy day, the children will usually do one 40 minute session of drama per day within their age groups. Sometimes they will be so proud of their work they want to show their work to the other children, and everyone is very excited when that happens!
Holiday Academy wants to bring drama to more kids’ lives by providing them with plenty of diverse opportunities to work on musicals and plays of all kinds. From crew members to actors, singers, dancers, and more, your child can learn to confidently express himself or herself through this amazing art form. That’s why we have fun drama activities for children during each Holiday Academy camp.
At some holiday camps, we have a drama workshop and/or a musical workshop, during which we act and sing our hearts out. In the past, we have done fun and creative adaptations of famous plays by William Shakespeare, as well as ‘We Will Rock You’, drama improvisations, snippets from musicals, and more.
When kids excel in the arts, including in drama, they tend to do well in many other areas of their lives, including in school. The world of drama teaches kids how to be creative, as well as how to problem solve and work as part of a team. These skills can be transferred to the classroom and beyond.
Drama is a great way for kids to really get to know what it is like to enter the mind of a character and act out that part flawlessly. But even though most people think that only outgoing kids can participate in drama activities, the truth is that there are many roles that even less outgoing kids can fulfil.
For example, a shy child can play a major role in a dramatic production by working by assisting the session teacher with making and co-ordinating props, managing costumes, contributing to the direction of the scene – the interpretation or how it looks in order to ensure that the mini ‘production’ has maximum impact.
Each drama session and drama workshop for kids is aimed at the relevant age group, so you can rest assured that your child will be surrounded by peers and will be challenged in the best ways to promote growth and confidence in this area of the arts. Often, we are all invited into a session by the children to view a performance of something that they are very excited about. And then we work on making props in the art sessions available at the Holiday Academy so that everything connects perfectly and kids realise that all of the arts complement one another brilliantly.
Sometimes we will up the anti and extend the sessions and workshops to a drama camp for kids and have a session in the morning with a big workshop in the afternoon, and have the music and art sessions alongside teaching the relevant songs and making props and back drops, so please let us know if you would like Holiday Academy to do this.