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1.  Shakespeare wrote plays for others to enjoy.  Now it’s your turn!  Try writing a short play and performing it!  It can be about anything you like.  Shakespeare often put fairies or other mystical creatures into his plays — so use your imagination! 

2.  In many of Shakespeare’s plays, there is a mystery to solve.  Grab the game Clue and play with family or friends.  Can you figure out whodunnit?

3.  A word cloud is a picture you make with words.  For example, you could write a poem about clouds in the shape of a cloud.  It’s a fun way to play with words.  Shakespeare liked to play with words too.  Make your own word cloud about something that’s important to you.  What shape will you make?  What words will you choose?  You can write about your family, friends, dog, favorite sport, an activity you love doing, or how much you love mac and cheese… or, broccoli!

There’s a good chance you’re familiar with the works of Shakespeare… Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth… Even episodes of Phineas and Ferb quote Shakespeare!  But who was Shakespeare? Why do teachers make their students read his plays? And what does Shakespeare have to do with… The Lion King? 

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