Ask three talented (but cooperative!) tamariki to help you out with a play.
We’d suggest you give tamariki some warning about this, assign their roles, and do a bit of a run through with the scripts ahead of time if you can.
The Student script will make things run much simpler and will cut down the amount of instructions.
We’d suggest saying the scene number as you go, to help them remember which part you’re up to, and giving them brief pauses to read ahead, if needed. And don’t forget to print a teacher’s script for you!
Your setting is simple too. Set out four chairs in pairs of two – like a car. One actor (parent) sits in the front seat and the two 'kids' sit in the back. Then you’re good to go!
Run through the activity using the rest of the class as the audience generating the discussions using the scripts.
Once you’ve completed the activity, ensure you all applaud your actors.
Create your own scenes!
In groups of 4-6, ask tamariki to choose an emotion from the Emotions in Colour worksheets and to create a scene around this.
They will need to play the scene twice – the first scene is an escalation of the emotion and the second is the de-escalation.
And if you have time, invite tamariki to share their two scenes with the group.
Other Sparklers activities that focus on emotions:
Other fun ways to explore emotions: