Put on a Performance: Activities for Kids

Feeling restless at home? Looking for some activities to entertain the whole family? Everyone can learn a new skill, like juggling, telling jokes or acting. Then share what you've learned by putting on a virtual show for your friends. 

Circus Skills 

Develop circus skills with DIY Circus Lab for Kids. You can meet the author and learn about the benefits of circus activities at diycircuslab.com.

Interested in managing a circus? In The Show Must Go On!, Barnabas Brambles manages the circus in mean and greedy ways. Luckily, the kind animals are willing to help him become a better person.

The American Youth Circus Organization has a listing of various circus activities and videos. Try circus bingo for simple activities you can do at home.   

Comedy Skills 

If comedy is more your style, do a stand-up comedy routine with the help of Laugh-Out-Loud Awesome Jokes for Kids. These hilarious jokes, riddles, knock-knocks and puns will inspire your inner comedian.  

"How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogie in it?” Horrid Henry's Joke Book will help you get some gross-out laughs from your family.

Get advice from other kids who do stand-up comedy. Learn from a 12-year-old comic, Michael Witzer, who shares tips about how to get started in the article "Are You Laughing at Me?"

Drama Skills 

If you prefer drama, check out  How to Write A Play. Once your script is written, rehearse and get ready to perform.

Get your whole family involved. Ask your parents or siblings to be actors or help behind the scenes. Consider some ideas from this article on How to Stage a Family Play. It's show time!

Worried about getting stage fright? Read Lola Levine, Drama Queen. Despite her loud and dramatic personality, Lola gets stage fright when asked to perform in the class play. Will she be able to overcome her fear and perform?

What kind of performance do you like to put on?

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