2006 Recommended Activities
While we invite you to explore ALL of our activities, below is a description of each Activity category and a list of the activities that are most relevant to the 2006 program. ** Star indicates the NEW ACTIVITIES which came out in January 2006. Printable pages are available now.
**Our new Related Topics this year (available now!) are:
Here are the
Answers to the Quiz on the People Like Me 2006 Trading Cards!
There are four categories for activities that you can do with your students before and/or after the show.
THINKING AND TALKING (and writing!)- discussion topics on related curriculum topics, including science, literature, history, dance, cultural perspectives, and identity.
**The Donkey and the Tree - The story of the birth of son jarocho from Veracruz.
**Country Study - This writing activity is geared for grades 3-5.
Folktales – Learn about folktales from many countries, and make up your own!
Folktale Detective - Read this Liberian folktale and discuss what it means to you! (also a KidsRoom activity)
Creation Stories - We invite you to make up your own story of how something in your life once began!
Proverbs - Discuss and interpret African proverbs
Climb Your Family Tree - Discover the geography of your family tree, and find out what dance traditions you might have in your roots.
Cultural Appreciation - The power of positive words, and understanding and appreciating differences.
Why and How We Dance - An exploration of human reasons to dance.
MOVEMENT AND MUSIC - This category contains musical instrument information pages, plus several movement and dance activities for your classroom.
Gestures Have Special Meaning – Your students tell their own story, using their own vocabulary of movements and gestures.
Movement Games – Guided games provide vocabulary for understanding movement qualities in their own movement and those in the show.
ART AND CONSTRUCTION - The activities in this category inspire students' own creations in preparation for and reflection of the show.
**My Metamorphosis - Reflect on how you've changed since you were a baby! There is a version for K-2 and a version for grades 3-6.
Inside the Rainbow - Draw the rainbow of influences from the history of each dance they see in the show.
Get Ready - Shows students what it takes to put on a performance and prepares them for the important role of audience member.
Make A Musical Instrument - Instructions for creating a few instruments.
RECIPES - Yummy traditional recipes from around the world, to prepare at school or at home as a special treat.
Senegalese Chicken Yassa (West Africa, Senegal)
Chinese Birthday Noodles (China)
** More recipes coming in January.
KIDSROOM - Activities for the kids to try – and some to just print and copy!