This performing arts activity will allow students to demonstrate skills in conveying emotions without using words.
Grade Level: 8 - 12th
Length of Time: 20 - 30 Minutes
Objectives & Outcomes
The learners will pantomime colors that are associated with certain emotions as others guess which color is being represented.
- Pieces of paper with color/emotions written on them, folded in a container
Opening to Lesson
- Begin by listing several colors on the board (green, red, black, purple, blue, grey, white)
- Ask students what they associate with each color (sample list below)
- Place these emotions/color combinations on the pieces of paper and fold so students can draw when it is their turn.
Red – angry, hot
Green – jealous, natural (nature)
Black – death, sadness, depression
Purple – royal, proud
Blue – calm, sad
Grey – sad, lifeless
White – innocent, pure, angelic
Body of Lesson
- Have a single student choose a color/emotion paper slip and pantomime so others can guess their color.
- Ask students to talk about the activity.
- Was challenges did you encounter?
- Remind students that facial expressions are important when performing.
Assessment & Evaluation
Students will be evaluated on participation in both pantomime and as a guesser
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