Character Trait Skits
The Beginning of the "Staff Skit"
Years ago, when we first started Character Trait Assemblies, I looked for skits that were funny, easy to perform and required little set up....and I found virtually nothing! Being a creative person, I thought that maybe I could write a skit for us to perform. It would need to be funny, easy to remember and
would need to reinforce what we have been teaching during the month.
So, I wrote the first skit and, a little embarrassed, showed it to staff. They LOVED it!! Some co-workers volunteered to be in it and we had a quick practice before school on the day of the assembly. We were CONFIDENT! It was EASY, kind of FUNNY and it touched on all the right points!
Then it was time for the assembly......we got nervous......we reconsidered the idea: What if the kids didn't like it? What if we forgot our lines?
What if the message was missed? Too late!! Showtime!!!
We performed, we acted silly, we ad-libbed some lines.......and the kids LOVED it!!! They clapped, they laughed, they stared in awe (especially the kinders in the front row!)
This began the tradition of the Staff Skit.
Kids love seeing their teachers acting silly on stage.
Our simple costumes and props are just good enough to allow kids' imaginations to fill in the blanks.
The easy story lines make before/after school practices quick.
Ad-libbing is encouraged so that individual personalities can shine on stage.
Long dialogues don't have to be remembered.
All of my skits are teacher-friendly but student-entertaining!
*One disclaimer: These were STAFF skits used during assemblies to teach character traits to students in our school. I did not used them with students.
That being said--I have had many questions about teachers using these with students--I say, why not?
The beauty of these skits is that they CAN be adapted to any level. Let me know how it goes!!
Good luck and happy acting!!