Comedy improvisation is an excellent way to improve children’s speaking and listening skills, build their confidence, develop their creativity and proactivity, and get them working together as a team.
It also serves as a great hook to engage harder to reach children and as a safe space to encourage quieter children to come out of their shell.
Try these comedy improvisation activities in your class to get your Key Stage 2 pupils working together to make up comedy scenes on the spot, whilst they develop their speaking and listening skills.
This resource includes:
- An introduction to improvisation
- Improv games to play in the classroom
- Further ideas for performance and to inspire writing
If your class likes comedy, then they may be interested in the Beano's Britain's Funniest Class competition.