Drama Toolbox presented their show ‘Jungle Animals’. We chose this experience because of a child led interest in Term 2.
In the show the children role-played by dressing up as a variety of jungle animals, including Tarantulas, Scarlet Macaw’s, Iguanas, Howler Monkeys and Jaguars. This enabled the children to discover jungle treasures and the joy of sharing.
The Drama Toolbox show incorporated music and movement to depict the jungle environment and basic needs of living things.
The Early Leaners interacted and engaged with the dress ups, which allowed them to broaden their overall understanding of Jungle animals; including the way they move, their habits and their habitats.
By: Lauren Ray and Suzie Bissett
VEYLDF: Identity- use drama to interact and engage by becoming the different inhabitants of the jungle, adopting their movements and habits.
Community- children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.
Wellbeing- use physical acidity and skills to move like jungle animals e.g. the Scarlet Macaws pick up food with their feet.