Enjoy CTM's free, family friendly, theater activities!
 
THEATER THURSDAYS - Every Thursday morning, we will share a 6-10 minute video of a CTM teaching artists leading youth grades K-5 through a fun, up-on-your-feet mini drama lesson.

CELEBRATE A STORY (ARCHIVE)
- Every Monday morning for 11 weeks during the pandemic, we shared activities for parents to do with their kids based on a story that has been on the CTM stage. These resources were created for our Study Guides (to accompany our Student Matinees) but can be adapted to be used by parents at home. Enjoy the archive of these activities below!
 

CELEBRATE A STORY

SEUSSICAL
(Posted 6/15)


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ACTIVITY #1: Seuss Recipes (all ages)

ACTIVITY #2: A Place to Call Home (grades 1 & up)

ACTIVITY #3: Time for Rhyme! (grades K-2)

 

 

LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
(Posted 6/8)


Lillys Purple Plastic Purse COVER page 0ACTIVITY #1: Backwards Walking and Backwards Talking (grades 4K-2)

ACTIVITY #2: Lilly's Word Find (grades K & Up)

ACTIVITY #3: Shine a Light on Your Feelings and Draw Them Out (grades 4K & Up)

ACTIVITY #4: Counting the Coins (grades 4K-K)


A CHRISTMAS CAROL
(Posted 6/1)


ACC COVER page 0ACTIVITY #1: Exquisite Corpse - Writing Activity (grades 4 and up)

ACTIVITY #2: Banking and Loans (Grades 5 and up)




GOODNIGHT MOON
(Posted 5/25)

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ACTIVITY #1: Nocturnal Animals (grades 4K-1)

ACTIVITY #2: Phases of the Moon with Oreo Cookies (Grades 1-2)





THE WIZARD OF OZ
(Posted 5/18)

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ACTIVITY #1: Tornado in a Bottle (grades 3-4)

ACTIVITY #2: Another Take! Alternative Endings (grades 4-5)





SHREK THE MUSICAL
(Posted 5/11)


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ACTIVITY #1: The Power of Words (grades 4K-2)

ACTIVITY #2: Fractured Fairytales (grades 1-5)

 

 


A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD
(Posted 5/4)

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ACTIVITY #1: How Does Your Garden Grow? (grades K & Up)

ACTIVITY #2: Months and Seasons of the Year (grades 4K-1)





Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
(Posted 4/27)

Diary COVER page 0ACTIVITY #1: Butterfly Spanish Worksheet (grades 1-2)

ACTIVITY #2: Dear Diary lesson (grades 1-2)

ACTIVITY #3: Life Cycle Science lesson (grades 1-2)

ACTIVITY #4: Midwestern Children's Diaries (grades 3-up)



Matilda
(Posted 4/20)

Matilda Cover page 0ACTIVITY #1: Sweet and Sour - Comparing Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull (grades 3 and 4)

ACTIVITY #2: Storytelling and Madlibs (grades 3 and 4)

ACTIVITY #3: A Day in the Life of a British Student (grades 4 and up)



How I Became a Pirate
(Posted 4/13)

Pirate Cover Photo page 0 1ACTIVITY #1: Pirate Jobs and Puppets (grades 4K-2)

ACTIVITY #2: Geometry/art Treasure Maps (grades 1-3)

ACTIVITY #3: Treasure hunt sight words (grades 4K-2)

ACTIVITY #4: Gratitude Seeds (grades 4K and up)

 

Charlotte's Web
(Posted 4/6)

CHARLOTTES WEB STUDY GUIDE 2 page 0ACTIVITY #1: Word Web of Friendship (grades 2 and up)

ACTIVITY #2: Determination Stories (grades 3-5)

ACTIVITY #3: Rural and Urban Life (grades 2-3)



 

THEATER THURSDAY

#22: Non-Verbal Acting
(posted 9/3)

#21: Costume Design
(posted 8/27)

#20: Memorization

(posted 8/20)

#19: Sound Scapes

(posted 8/13)

#18: Scenes Structure

(posted 8/6)

#17: Stage Directions

(posted 7/30)

#16 Voice & Projection

(posted 7/23)

#15: Blank Scenes and Changing Emphasis

(posted 7/16)

#14: Shadow Puppets with a Storybook

(posted 7/9)

#13: Puppets 101 (Tutorial and Interview with a Puppet Maker)

(posted 7/2)

#12: Site Specific Theater

(posted 6/25)

#11: Story Building
(posted 6/18)

#10: Mad Libs Theater

(posted 6/11)

#9: Sound Scapes

(posted 6/4)

#8: Improv Games

(posted 5/28)

#7: Creating a Character
(posted 5/20) 

#6: Acting with Homemade Theater Masks
(posted 5/14)


#5: Blanket Fort Theater (Jabberwocky)

(Posted 5/7)

#4: Production Elements
(Posted 4/30)

You will need: a sheet, markers, construction paper, scissors, tape, flashlight, and hats/costume pieces!

#3: Name That Tune: Broadway Through the Decades
(Posted 4/23)

You will need: a way to tally up your score (your phone or a pen and paper)

#2: The Tools of an Actor!
(Posted 4/16)

You will need: your body, your voice, and your imagination!

#1: Emoji Charades!
(Posted 4/9)
You will need: paper, scissors, and markers!