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Drama Works!
Creativity Cards


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Approved by the Texas State Board of Education to teach the K-12 theatre TEKS! The only state-approved textbook for grades K-8! (Details)

Drama Works! Creativity Cards by Jonas Basom provide instant ideas and story starters for drama, the arts, and literacy for students of all ages. These 500 colorful cards inspire creative expression, build vocabulary, and develop literacy skills. With bonus ideas on many cards, there are more than 1300 choices provided. The cards are organized in 10 color-coded sets: people, animals, creatures, things, emotions, personalities, mannerisms, activities, settings, and objectives.

The cards provide starting ideas, acting choices, and details for improvisation, storytelling, art projects, creative writing, and teaching grammar (nouns, verbs, and adjectives). Acting and guessing words on the cards expands students’ vocabulary with our “See It – Hear It – Do It” method. The cards were designed to align with the National Core Arts Standards, Texas theatre standards (TEKS), and Common Core ELA.

The Creativity Cards are part of the Drama Works! Teaching System. Drama Works! Online includes a digital version of the cards to project or print. This box set version includes cards that are bigger, brighter, and more durable. The larger 3×5 size makes them easy to read from across the room, yet small enough to comfortably hold in hand. These cards include more detail than the online version, including categories, bonus choices, examples, and wild cards. The durable, portable box includes 10 tabs for easy organization and an instruction booklet with 100+ activity ideas for arts education (theatre, dance, visual arts, music, and media arts) and literacy development (reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

Drama Works! Creativity Cards Features:

  • 500 durable cards (3×5 size)
  • 10 color-coded categories, 50 cards each
  • Bonus ideas on many cards: total of 1300+ ideas provided
  • 27 subcategories to connect with specific topics
  • Wild Cards to add your own ideas to any set
  • Master Lists for quick reference
  • Instructions for 100+ activities for arts integration and literacy
  • Durable, portable box with plastic tabs for easy organization
  • Measurements: 7.5″ x 5.5″ x 3.5″, 4lbs