The Elves and the Shoemaker

One of my favorite plays to stage at the holidays is the simple tale The Elves and the Shoemaker–the story of a poor shoemaker and the tiny elves who visit his shop each evening to make shoes for him to sell. This fairy tale is a great way to spread the spirit of the holidays with your students and to show them the way to share –complete with Teaching Resources and quick ideas for staging this fun play in your classroom.

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Gingerbread Man Play & Ideas

Gingerbread Men (And Ladies) are always a fun addition to any primary classroom. The extension ideas are endless–but bring your Gingerbread Unit to a fun launch with the play The Gingerbread Man.screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-7-43-13-pmFor other great ideas about Gingerbread Men, check out Shari Carter’s blog 5 Days of Gingerbread Fun  on Scholastic.com. This creative teacher has such clever ideas–like The Gingerbread Man Hunt complete with printable rules and clues to find the missing G Man!

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Shari Carter, a Kindergarten Teacher in Idaho is a wonder with clever and fun ideas for younger students. You really want to catch her Top Teaching blog on Scholastic.com. We think she is amazing! Thanks Shari for sharing your great ideas with teachers!

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April Showers-Indoor Recess Plays

What’s that you say? Another rainy April day keeping your class inside for recess? What to do? What to do?

Print out a few titles of plays from ereaderstheater.com and let the kids produce and direct their own plays. These kids put together a quick play and made their own costumes–very creative use of a rainy day recess.

ereaderstheater.com April plays are only 99 Cents each. 

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