‘Pip the Snow Fairy’ – A Christmas Drama Day!

Host your very own Drama Day!

Target the prime areas of learning for children aged 2 – 5

No need to pay for a Christmas entertainer, celebrate the festive season by hosting your very own Christmas Drama Day!

No matter what your experience of drama, you can bring Pip the snow fairy to life and create a magical world for children to explore – all day long! Sing, dance, pretend, and play and send children home with an (imaginary!) snow fairy of their own to take care of during the Christmas holidays.

What is a Christmas Drama Day?

A Christmas Drama Day is a day dedicated to celebrating Christmas through drama, movement, music, and play. You will lead a series of four activities, all of which start with a role play between you and your imaginary friend, Pip the snow fairy. The final activity of the day is a group discussion that ends with children taking their imaginary snow fairy home for the holidays!

Is Pip the fairy a prop?

No, Pip the snow fairy is an imaginary character brought to life by the teacher (our short teacher demonstration videos will show you how – see below!) and who joins in with each activity throughout the day.

How do I prepare for the day?

Familiarise yourself with each activity, learn how to role play with Pip by watching each short demonstration video (example above), then spend a few minutes practising in front of the mirror if it helps! You don’t need to learn each role play script, but you may find it helpful to refer to them when leading each activity.

What will the day look like?

The day start will start ordinarily enough, until Pip the snow fairy arrives and the fun really begins…

  • ‘Snowy Days’ – a music and movement activity. When it starts to snow, it can mean only one thing – Pip the snow fairy is nearby! Children meet Pip for the first time then play together in the snow – jump, kick, dance!

  • ‘One Snowy Night’ – a drama game. It’s nearly time to decorate the Christmas tree but an exhausted Pip is tucked up (and snoring!) in bed. Let’s wake him up!

  • ‘The Counting Tree’ – a drama game. How many Christmas fairies does it take to decorate a tree? Time to find out!

  • ‘A Christmas Thank You’ – a drama game. It wouldn’t be Christmas without presents under the tree but how many ways are there to say, ‘thank you’?  

  • ‘Home for Christmas’whole group discussion. Children plan the perfect Christmas for their new friend Pip – where he will sleep, what he will eat, what will they play, and how will they help him if he feels homesick.

Do children need to dress up?

Children don’t need to wear costumes to experience the magic of a Christmas Drama Day, all they need is a little imagination! Having said that, it may be fun to wear a special outfit or come dressed as a favourite Christmas character.

What’s included?

  • Four drama activities targeting the prime areas of learning: Communication and Language, Physical Skills, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Four demonstration videos and role play scripts

  • Music (MP3) and music video (MP4)

  • A ‘play at home’ task and letter home

  • Take home certificates

  • Online support network for educators

Who is this resource for?

Anyone who works with, or who spends any time at all with children aged 2 – 5. You don’t have to be ‘good at’ drama or pretend to be able to quickly and easily bring the power of drama and imaginative play into your classroom or home.

What skills will children develop?

  • Physical skills. Jump and dance in the snow and engage in active drama games

  • Personal, social and emotional skills. Take turns, listen, concentrate, and develop empathy

  • Communication and language. Learn new rhymes and songs. Practise debating, negotiating, and sharing ideas

What skills will I develop?

  • Drama skills. Learn how to use simple drama techniques to bring Pip the snow fairy to life in your setting or home

  • Confidence. No longer be daunted by the idea of doing ‘drama’, after all, drama is just another word for play!

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