Young children are brimming with passionate energy, and have a need to expel the creative images forever simmering within their minds. Often times the wild play that preschoolers can engage in comes from the need to externalize their imagination. In the context of the preschool classroom, a great way to help a child reach their full creative self is to guide them through different theater games.
Age appropriate games help the child to explore the depths of their own creations as well as open themselves up to the ideas and thoughts of others. For this particular activity, we used monster masks that we had previously created in class, to play a silly form of the game Charades. Each child acted out the kind of monster they wanted to emulate, as their classmates cheered them on. Some of our favorite monsters were the cow monster, baby monster, and grandpa monster.