Distance Learning Note: This blog post is written for an in-class scavenger hunt. But, this is an activity that can easily be adapted for distance learning. Students can work independently to get as many items as they can in a certain time frame. Perhaps they pull family members in to complete the tasks! You’ll have to make sure your scavenger list works for an at home situation. If you want to do this scavenger hunt as a group project, divide students into virtual groups and then have the groups discuss (e.g. through Zoom) and divide up the tasks. If you do this as a group project, I’d suggest providing a shorter time limit. Have them working and executing on the project quickly!
In the download for this post you can find an in-class scavenger hunt list and an example of an adapted at home scavenger hunt list.
A drama class scavenger hunt requires creative thinking, decision making, teamwork, and time management. Students will work in small groups to earn as many points from the scavenger list as possible within a certain time frame. Students won’t be able to complete every item on the scavenger hunt list; they’ll need to come up with a plan and make quick decisions as a group. Will they complete a bunch of easy tasks that are worth fewer points, or go for a more challenging task worth more points?
The scavenger lists will combine items to find as well as tasks to complete. Sometimes students will need to take photos or videos for proof that the task was completed. All tasks should be related to drama or theatre, of course!
The best scavenger lists have a variety of easy, difficult, funny and serious tasks. Some of the tasks will require students to bring back an item. Some might require students to look something up online. Some tasks will challenge students to think creatively about how to interpret the requirement, and some will require students to figure out a theatrical reference. Some tasks are just silly!
If you wish, students can complete a reflection afterwards, using the following questions:
by Lindsay Price
Choice boards give students the opportunity to choose how they want to learn a particular subject. Create Your Own Choice Boards: Drama Activities can help encourage your students' independence by allowing them to take an active role in their learning.