The Drama Jar Activity

The Drama Jar Activity is a fun way to redirect certain topics during dramatic play. You can use the jar whenever imaginative play takes an aggressive or inappropriate turn.

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Who It's For

Children ages 3 to 10 years old

Why It Empowers

Many children love to engage in dramatic or imaginative play but sometimes aren’t sure what to do when a sibling or peer starts engaging in play that is inappropriate or hurtful. This activity will give them—and you—an opportunity to redirect the activity in a fun way.

What's Needed

  • A jar
  • Slips of paper
  • A pen or pencil
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    Meet The Expert

    Shenley Seabrook

    Shenley Seabrook is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works primarily with children and adolescents in a private practice setting. She is also a foster parent and lives with her husband and daughter in Indiana. Shenley recently wrote her first children’s book, We Have the Same Heart, which celebrates diversity, inclusion, and community service.