Theatre Activities for Kids

Mystery Play

Mystery Play theatre activity
Mystery Play theatre activity
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Create a mystery play -- a theatre activity that will have people trying to guess whodunit before the play is over. Kids will love putting their own spin on a classic mystery in this kids' activity.

What You'll Need:

  • One classic mystery story
  • Costumes
  • Imagination

How to Write a Mystery Play:

Step 1: Help your kids rewrite a short classic mystery story as a play with modern characters and situations.

Step 2: Hunt for costumes in thrift stores and at garage sales. This will keep the family busy for at least a month!

Step 3: Practice first, then try out the play on a small audience to get helpful feedback. Refine the performance and take it to a larger audience.

Next, turn a fairy tale everyone loves into a classic play for kids.

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