DAY NURSERY IN MOTION

 

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DESCRIPTIVE ACTING

 

 

 

 

 

Charade

As one of the oldest forms of entertainment, charades are riddles in which a word is broken up into syllables or parts. When charades are used as (a) minutes of relaxation, the resolution should of course be presented with the body language. The teacher or a student writes the word that has to be guessed behind the black board / on a sheet of paper. A larger group of children is coming to the front. They read the word and perform it while the other children try to solve the riddle.

Ideas for Charades-words:

show jumping

furniture van

surfing

cycling

car race

rompers

sack race

tire

circular saw

bank robber

pack mule

frog king

sleepy head

snowball

Santa Claus

mountain bike

 

 

 

 

 

Pantomime

 

 

 

 

 

Where are we now?

Concept:

The goal of this game is to guess the situation shown by a pantomime group. As a preparation, the game master briefly describes some places or situations. While a child leaves the room, the remaining players have to choose a situation, such as tram, school class and consider how they can represent it with the participation of all pupils. The player waiting outside of the room returns and has to guess the situation. Yet the pantomime group is not allowed to talk or point at things.

Variation:

represent viewers in different sports (tennis, car race, football, …)

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate proverbs through pantomime

Concept:

Proverbs or phrases are demonstrated through pantomime. The ones that are active is given time (approximately 10 seconds) to demonstrate a term, afterwards the passive(s) ones are allowed to guess the portrayed situation.
Examples:

Who loves his bike, pushes.

Whoever digs a pit for others falls into it himself.

Lies have short legs.

Who does not want to hear, has to feel.

Make someone beautiful eyes/send his heart out/take someone on the arm/to lead someone in the nose.

Sit in between seats.

Variations:

You can do it with a partner when the content is right.

Feelings or the state of health have to be represented pantomimic
examples:
being scared of something, being satisfied – being unsatisfied, cheerful – sad, sensible – hectically, sweet – bad, healthy – sick, awake - weary

 

 

 

 

 

Indians making fire

tipi

Materials:

natural resources, indian costumes

Concept:

Chieftain White Feather and his tribe want to make a big fire. Therefore there is a lot to do. They discuss. How do Indians move? What do they need to make a fire? How do they make a fire?

Variations:

Indians on the hunt

Indians building a tipi-settlement

Children playing another sequence from an Indian book

possible as a project as well