For Parents, Children and Families

The HTY Drama Education staff offer a variety of simple, engaging games and activities for parents and their children, for kids to explore together and for anyone to play through video chats! Have fun keeping your imagination in play.

Introduction by HTY Director of Drama Education, Mr. Dan

A Play in Five Fun Steps

Ms. Lily and Mr. Jonathan demonstrate simple and enjoyable steps you can take to quickly, creatively and captivatingly imagine a story and then turn it into your own play. IMAGINE. MOVE. EXPRESS. STAGE. PERFORM.


Imagine your Story


Move like your Character


Express your Character


Stage your Story


Perform your Play

Drama Games with Ms. Lily and Olive

Simple, fun and quick drama games to play with families or friends. Try one. Try many. Repeat them all and then find ways to make them your own!

Pass a Phrase

Give a Gift


Props Play

Purse Purse

What are you Doing?

Yes, And

Big, Bigger, Biggest

Sculpt Your Partner

Help Desk

Sound Ball


Change 3 Things

Word Association

I Said You Said

What Did You Say?

Story-making and Storytelling with Ms. Lily and Olive

Simple ways that parents and children can create and play with stories together.

Storytelling: Simple Props

Storytelling: Parent Reads, Child Acts

Storytelling: Child Tells, Parent Acts

Object Story Making with Ms. Lily

Ms. Lily demonstrates how you can take a few objects from around your house and create an imaginative and playful story.

Puppet Making with Ms. Clara

Create along with Ms. Clara as she shows how to construct a variety of easy-to-make puppets and then perform enjoyable little stories that feature the puppets. Flip Puppets. Juice box Puppets. Googly-eyed Puppets.  Become a one-person performance wonder!

Flip Puppets:

Making the puppets

Flip Puppets:

Performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Juice box Puppets:

Making the puppets

Juice box Puppets:

Performing The Ant & The Grasshopper

Googly-Eyed Puppets:

Making the puppets

Googly-Eyed Puppets:

Performing Katy and the Gecko

Vocabulary Words in Motion with Mr. Jonathan

Play with new words. Play with known words. Play with amazing, funny, crazy, serious, incredible words of any kind. Put words into motion for a joyful learning experience.