Drama Activities for the Foundation Stage contains 80 clearly laid out and ready-to-use practical drama activities, relating to every area of the curriculum, to enable any practitioner to lead and develop dramatic work with confidence and enthusiasm. The book explains the theories and values behind the activities and how to harness children's natural abilities and enthusiasm, so that practitioners with no previous drama experience may confidently create enjoyable and productive learning experiences from the beginning, while confident drama leaders will find new ideas and inspiration. A topic index links the activities to popular early years themes and children's interests, making it easy to plan drama sessions or to find a suitable activity for any occasion. In order to develop vital self-confidence and social skills, children need frequent, regular opportunities to work in groups and to express themselves through drama. This book makes providing these opportunities easy and enjoyable and encourages practitioners and children to create wonderful experiences and memories together.