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Break a Leg! At-Home Activities that Set the Stage for Every Performer

Creative adventures your family can do at home

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial February 6, 2021

Bring the excitement of summer camp to your own home with our specially curated family-friendly itinerary of themed activities. We've created a sample schedule to help you brainstorm ideas that will work best for your family.


This week, find your family fun® with the PERFORMING ARTS.

Flavorful Popcorn Treats

Get a variety of popcorn recipes here.

Books

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems
Backstage Cat by Harriet Ziefert
Amandina by Sergio Ruzzier

Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina by Lea Lyon and Alexandria LaFaye

DIY Performance

Supplies needed: a poetry book, music lyrics, script, storybook, costumes, music, imagination!

Need a little inspiration? Try memorizing a monologue, reciting a poem, or acting out a scene from a play.

Pop-Up Puppets

Supplies needed: disposable cup, tissue paper, fabric, cardboard, straw, pipe cleaner, embellishments

Get the step-by-step instructions here.

Shadow Animal Art

Supplies needed: flashlight, paper, drawing utensils

Tape a sheet of paper to the wall. Use a flashlight to project a variety of shadow animals against the wall and trace the images.

Postcards

Download FREE printable postcards .

Print the designs on cardstock paper. Color and cut out your artwork. Address and stamp your postcards, and then send them to family and friends.


Want to show us your celebration of the performing arts? We'd love to see your photos! Be sure to tag @macaronikid on social media so we can see how you've brought the joy of summer camp into your own home.