We are all navigating some challenging times right now, but we want you to know that our organization is here for you! We know that most families are having to get creative when it comes to keeping kids entertained and engaged in learning, so we have been working hard to come up with ways to use the magic of theater to support our students and their families during these trying times.
We know firsthand that theater is an amazing tool for helping kids cope with tough situations like the one we’re all facing now. But don’t just take our word for it – here’s some great information on the benefits of theater education from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. Not only does theater help kids express themselves and communicate what they might be feeling- but it’s fun, too! So, each week, we’ll be sending fun theater activities you can do right at home. We encourage you to get the whole family involved if you can!
We’ve also launched a new Facebook Page for our Education Program where we’ll be posting additional activities and updates more regularly. Please consider following us there.
Wishing you good health,
La Ronda Etheridge
Education Program Coordinator
Activities to try at home!
Diction is so very important in theater, so here is your weekly tongue twister to wake up your mouth!|
1. He thrusts his fists against the post and still insists he sees the ghosts.
2. Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter’s bitter
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter
But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
Now that you’ve warmed up your mouth, here is a fun monologue for you to learn and perform! Try to memorize this and perform it for your family!
The difference between thinking about having no school all summer and actually having no school all summer is like the difference between thinking about eating Gummy Bears and actually eating them. I mean, when you think about Gummy Bears and imagine eating them, it’s easy to remember how sweet they are. And how chewy. And that they’re really, really good. I mean Gummy Bears are REALLY good. But the truth is, the only thing that imagining eating Gummy Bears does for you is make you even hungrier for Gummy Bears. But on the other hand, imagining not having school all summer…. I mean, actually not having school all summer…. I forgot what I was going to say… Does anyone have any Gummy Bears?
Want to show off your skills? Send a video to LaRonda@renolittletheater.org!