9-15 characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular African folk-tale.

Anansi the spider is a popular trickster character in African lore. In this play, the Sky God has kept stories hidden in a box, and Anansi must perform seemingly impossible feats to retrieve the stories and give them back to the people.

The script is three pages long and has parts for 9-15 characters, depending on the number of hornets. It’s a great play for a group of boys, as there is plenty of opportunity for physicality, and the play features dangerous reptiles, animals and insects.

Also included are:

  • Fun facts about Africa
  • Discussion questions
  • Four additional drama/learning activities

Drama Notebook has a collection of six short plays from six different continents that you can use to teach a unit on stories from around the world, or plays from various cultures!

North America – Nanuk and the Hunter
South America – Cormorant and Rainbow Snake
Asia – The Monkey and the Mango
Europe – The Little Red Hen
Oceania – Kiwi’s Gift
Africa – How Anansi got his Stories

Why Subscribe?

kk-question box coloredInside Drama Notebook, you will find a huge collection of well-organized lesson plans, scripts for kids, drama activities, 50 drama games on video and more! Join today and dramatically reduce your planning time while delivering fresh, innovative drama lessons to your students!

If you are new to teaching drama, this site will be a Godsend!

You will immediately feel confident about teaching drama like an expert. The site guides you step-by-step and provides you with materials that you can use right away with your students.

If you have been teaching for years, Drama Notebook will inspire you with a fresh new approach and innovative ideas!

The site is packed with original, innovative lessons and activities that you will not find anywhere else—and new materials are added monthly.