Stories can provide the launch pad for a one-off drama session or several weeks of work. Drama strategies can be drawn on to deepen the understanding of characters and situations or to explore alternative outcomes.
Below is a list of books which provide great opportunities for drama with primary-age children.
Bill’s New Frock Anne Fine
Farmer Duck Martin Waddell
Funnybones Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Giraffes Can’t Dance Giles Andreae
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson
The Iron Man Ted Hughes
Rose Blanche Ian McEwan
The Selfish Giant Oscar Wilde
Skellig David Almond
Tales Of Wisdom And Wonder Hugh Lupton
The Tiger Child Joanna Troughton
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Michael Rosen
Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak