Need some assistance I was given a gig to do for ages 2-6 and not sure what to do, in other words does anyone have an idea for a show for that age.
I know that for every age its 1 min of show,yes there will be some parents there as well but the show is dedicated to the kids. I am aware that I should be more animated then talk, I have a monkey, a cuddly sheep or an Axtell bird to choose from.... from that aspect. A song would be good but how do I to get to that point should it be at the beginning or end and how does it work into the short skit and as far as animation which consists of the main body what to do...It should be no more then 5 min or I'll lose them to boredom,First kids show at this age ...Please help
It's a great age. Think of them as knowing English as a second language. They will understand most of what you say, except for the two year olds, but they may not get the jokes.
I like to blow up a balloon and give it to the monkey. The monkey wants it in his mouth. When I give it to him he starts to float high in the air! (as I lift him) I keep pulling on his foot or leg to bring him back down, then he floats up again.
Hats are fun for kids too. You can tell a story and put on a different hat to be the next character.
The sheep could help you tell the story of the boy who cried wolf! And every time you say wolf the sheep gets very scared! Call up a little child to be the boy who cried wolf.
I start off with the bird as a mocking bird. I tell a story of how I went to visit my grandparents. The house next door was empty. Nobody lived there. But everyday they heard noises inside the house. They thought it could be ghosts! I told them I would investigate! The bird can lead the kids in repeating the sounds.
I knocked on the door. (everybody knock on the door)
I rang the doorbell. (ding, dong, ding dong)
I slowly opened the door. (CREEEAK!)
I said, "Hello" (echo: hello, hello, hello)
Is anyone there? (there? there? there?)
I think I hear a ghost! "Are you a ghost?" (ghost, ghost, ghost)
I was thirsty so I opened a can of soda. (use tongue to make the sound, click, tsssss) I drank it down. (Click your tongue as bird pretends to make the drinking sound.)
Then I heard a flying noise! It was a mocking bird! He can imitate sounds that he hears.
(Then I have the bird make noises of what he has heard that day and the kids guess what animal or object it was. dog, cat, dog-cat fighting, sheep, cow, horse, racecar, horn, siren, etc.)