Drama Strategies

These 21 Drama Strategies (aka drama techniques or drama conventions) can be used to explore virtually any theme.

Drama Units

Four drama units for primary-aged children exploring themes and well-known stories.

Mini Downloads

A range of short downloadable resources providing guidelines, tips and information about a particular area of drama

Drama Lessons

A selection of drama lessons and units for primary-aged students, key stage one and two.

Anti-Bullying Drama Unit

Drama is well-placed as a means to highlight and explore bullying issues, giving pupils the opportunity to try out anti-bullying
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This wonderful book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is still being enjoyed by children more than thirty years after its
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The Gruffalo

Drama Lessons for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 based on The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (Macmillan 1999). Learning objectives
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The Tiger Child – Drama Lesson for Key Stage 1 and Reception

A range of drama and storytelling activities for reception and key stage 1 based on a traditional Indian folk-tale.
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World War Two Evacuees

KEY STAGE 2 (7-11 years) This drama unit links to QCA History Unit 9: What was it like for children
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Mini Downloads

These short downloadable resources are ideal for planning and inspiration and can be downloaded to your computer in just a few minutes.

Away From Home: World War Two Evacuees (7-11 years)

This drama unit uses a range of media, drama strategies and a fictional story to explore the experience of World War Two evacuees. The material can be extended over several sessions. Activities include Packing a Suitcase, At the Railway Station, Spotlight, Rumours,...
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Introducing Augusto Boal (12 years to adult)

Three full-length practical sessions introducing the work of the Brazilian theatre who revolutionised theatre. The article introduces the concept of Image Theatre, Forum Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed and includes activities such as The Great Game of Power,...
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Teaching Commedia dell’Arte (12 years to adult)

Updated from an article originally written for Teaching Drama magazine, this PDF introduces the background to the Italian improvised theatre of the 16th to 17th centuries and shows how it influences theatre and TV today. Activities include: Status Gap, Master and...
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The Gruffalo Drama Activities (4-7 years)

This complete lesson plan includes such activities as Meet a Creature, Sounds of the Forest, Exploring the Woods, Funny Faces, Story Moments, Gruffalo’s Footsteps, Meet the Mouse and Advice Line. These drama activities are taken from Learning Through Drama in...
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Drama Games for Language Learning (teenage to adult)

Drama is an effective way of helping students to learn languages by using active teaching and learning styles. These fourteen fun drama games and activities are suitable for a range of language levels. Activities include: Where Am I?, Adverb Game, Word Tennis, Magic...
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