Open your child's mind to interactive art with improv!
Among the many awesome activities at camp, In February, kids explored the magic of imagination with creative improvisation when we all came down with "A Case of the Sillies!"
You see, the first rule of improv is "yes, and...," which means that everyone's contribution to the activity is accepted without judgment, and the story's potential is unlimited! For kids, improv is a fantastic exercise for socialization, storytelling, and self-confidence. It relies on creative thinking and eliminating self-consciousness. Plus, there are definitely lots of laughs!
February's "A Case of the Sillies," we experimented with improv through mime and clowning. The kids took the next step in communicating by creating a scene with a partner. Apart from our usual "clowning around," there's more involved than popping a red nose over yours! Mime, for example, encourages awareness of self and others, by exploring body language and other forms of communication apart from speech. These skills extend to physical control and creative thinking, while clowning puts these tools to use for budding performers! We love combining learning with laughter in the Lab!