Theatre and theatrical games have long been part of the educational experience, providing students with multiple benefits. Whether students are actively engaged in live performance or learning about drama in the classroom, theatre has a big part to play in their growth and development. Theatre games can be used to encourage teamwork, help foster creativity and give students an outlet for self-expression. Not only do theatre games help prepare students for their future, but they also can be a lot of fun!

Acting games are great ways to help children express themselves and build confidence. With countless theatrical games and exercises to choose from, children can have fun and learn fundamental skills at the same time. Whether playing in a group or simply reciting lines on their own, children can explore the world of theater and find their voice in a safe and creative environment. According to a study by the Children's Theatre Foundation, participating in theatre activities and playing acting games with children can help build motor skills, improve communication, and foster imagination and creativity (Gulevich et al, 2019).

One of the most effective ways to build basic literacy skills for children is through theatrical play. An approach to creating a genre of play that embraces the teaching of literacy combines acting, props, music, and other artistic elements (Nash and Thornton, 2009). Playing different games and participating in activities related to acting is an important and exciting component of childhood development. They offer children an opportunity to tap into their creativity, gain confidence and self-expression, and to engage in social play. Through these kinds of experiences, children can develop problem-solving skills and learn the power of collaboration. Acting games can also give kids practice with communication and storytelling, which can then be applied to other aspects of their lives and help pave the way for future success.


References:

Gulevich, J., Kusztyk, B., Zuchowski, S., Melnyk, V., & Zuchowska, A. (2019). The role of theatre in development of children’s motor and intellectual abilities. International Scientific Conference Problems of Aviation, Transport and Automobile Engineering, 436 - 441. 

Nash, C. and Thornton, R. (2009). Theatre and the Cultural Politics of Identity: Applied Theatre in the 21st Century. Routledge.


Nash, C. and Thornton, R. (2009). Theatre and the Cultural Politics of Identity: Applied Theatre in the 21st Century. Routledge.