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Drama / Role-Play

A collection of early years lesson plans and ideas relating to role play and drama.   If you have a lesson plan or activity that has worked well in your early years setting and you would like to share it with other practitioners then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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Drama Activity Sheets

A collection of inspirational drama games ideal for use in early years settings. ...

KS1 Dance Lesson Plan: Spiderman

This dance activity would be a great addition to your superhero topic as ...

Drama lesson plan

KS1 Dance/Drama Activity: Dance Tag

This is a great warm-up dance activity to use at the beginning of ...

KS1 Dance/Drama Activity: Emotions/Gestures

This is a very simple KS1 dance/drama exercise that is ideal to use ...

KS1 Dance/Drama Activity: Fantastic Fitness

This dance activity will help children to understand the different kinds of exercise ...

KS1 Dance/Drama Activity: Food Glorious Food

This is a fun activity that will help the children to increase their ...

KS1 Drama/Dance Lesson Plan: Rumble in the Jungle

This is a great dance/drama activity that will link in well with your ...

Drama lesson plan

KS1 Drama/Dance Lesson Plan: The Great Fire of London

This dance/drama lesson plan is based around the Great Fire of London and ...

Drama lesson plan


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Sandra , Cullompton
This site provides brilliant EYFS resources that I regularly use in my early years setting. All the material is bright and colourful and is great to use as part of displays. My class especially like the Elmer the Elephant section!
Will, Brighton
ELHQ is definitely my first stop for free teaching resources for my ks1 class, as they have such a varied choice and the quality of their pictures is always amazing!
Kate, London
Thank you so much…this site is amazing! I really love the planning section, there are so many new ideas that I want to try out!
Anna, Manchester
Wonderful resources….particularly love all the new planning documents the story resources and the number rhymes.
Emma, Bognor Regis
I love all the KS1 teaching resources from ELHQ and use them all the time at school (and at home!). The role-play section is a particular favourite, especially all the pirate related stuff.