Obviously this could be a day to allow children to tell their favorite jokes. Consider getting some joke books from the library. However, you can also go a step further. Why not encourage kids to do short and silly skits?
Resources for skits. Consider:
- macscouter.com (downloadable book of 400+ skits)
- scoutingxing.com (250+ skits)
- scoutingbear.com (75+ skits)
- djmorton.demon.co.uk (30+ skits)
- Explain to kids that skits are like mini-plays. Usually they are quick jokes that take a minute or two.
- Pick out skits to perform. What materials are needed?
- Who will this show be performed for? A small group? A large group?
- Where will this be performed? On a stage? At the front of a room? Be sure audience will be able to see and hear. Will kids have a microphone? Can they tape-record voices beforehand and then just act during the performance?
- Determine the order of the skits. Who will emcee? A child? The adult? Make sure emcee knows order.
Source(s): 100 Drama Activities for Kids
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