Creative drama ideas for the classroom

Watch our Teacher Trainer and author Rachel Jeffries demonstrate ideas for bringing stories to life in the classroom.

Come Alive! is a unique book of creative drama activities for the classroom to accompany Storyfun, our popular and engaging story-based course for the revised young learner exams (Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers & A2 Flyers) from Cambridge.

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Wake up

How to quickly energise a group of children, making them more active and motivated

Focus

A fun way of getting the class to slow down and pay attention to you

Before we start

Introduce children to the theme and vocabulary of a story through actions and movement

During the story

Use drama to keep students interested in reading or listening to a story in class

Minding your emotions

Use characters from a story to explore emotions and feelings

After we finish the story

Get children to demonstrate their creativity by acting out parts of the story

Ending activities

A variety of ideas for ending drama-activity sequences in the classroom