On Tuesday, July 31st, we celebrated “Fantasy” day during Creative Writing Camp 2018 by wearing costumes of our favorite fantasy characters, writing stories and skits from the fantasy genre, and eating cake – it was Harry Potter’s birthday, of course.
For the skits, we separated the campers into three-person groups mostly aligned by their age/grade, gave each group a different prompt, and assigned them a teacher/teaching assistant to guide them. About two hours and a snack later, the groups performed their skits.
PROMPT #1: Defeat an evil wizard.
6th graders’ skit: Harry Potter “fan fiction” with a hobbit rampaging through Hogwarts.
PROMPT #2: Get past a dragon.
5th graders’ skit: A competition to complete certain tasks and win the most gems.
PROMPT #3: One character is hiding that he is a monster, werewolf, or zombie (or the like).
4th – 6th graders’ skit: School children become friends with secrets…
PROMPT #4: A villain and a superhero are siblings.
4th/5th graders’ skit: A twist brings the unlikely sisters together…
PROMPT #5: The characters switch bodies (like in Freaky Friday).
3rd/4th graders’ skit: Two sisters switch bodies during a movie…