Hamming it up with Hamlet for Kids

I just finished a five-week afterschool program doing Hamlet for Kids the melodramatic version. So, I thought I would list a few pointers to make this particular class more fun and melodramatic for you and your kids.

Hamlet for KidsFirst of all, the funniest part of the entire play is the last scene, everybody dies onstage, every kid LOVES to die on stage melodramatically! Focus on having fun and getting this scene dialed in. It allows your play to end on a successful note as well as it is the funniest part of the … Continue reading

3rd grader’s version of HAMlet! (Don’t miss the fryin’ pan!) – a lesson idea!

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You read that right… 3rd grader interprets HAMlet… and let me emphasize the “Ham” part of that!  I work with the homeschool classroom at my son’s school.  The teacher in there approached me the other day with a story created by one of her students.  As the homeschool teacher put it, “her version of Hamlet Sparknotes!”  It left me speechless.  After reading my Hamlet for Kids book, she thought it would be fun to write Hamlet, the Pig Version. Well, after reading her little book, I felt like a proud parent. Hamlet, the Pig Version…wow, I mean, I … Continue reading