Drama / Plays
There is a Native American saying:
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.”
In Gopal Gardens the teachers involve children in various dramas and plays to give them a better understanding on the teachings of the Bhagvat Gita and about the various pastimes of the Lord.
Dramatic presentations help stories of Mahabharat and Ramayan come alive for children. It provides another avenue for learning and sharing about God for children who are kinesthetic learners. As children dramatize the various pastimes of the Lord or the life of devotees of the Supreme personality of Godhead, they begin to understand the commitment involved. Drama helps children apply Bhagvat Gita truths to their own lives as they dramatize the way Krishna would have them act in real-life situations. Role-playing situations help children discuss possible consequences and solutions to problems.