5-22 characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular European folk-tale.

In this short play, a little red hen works hard making bread. The other animals on the farm are lazy and not willing to help. But once the bread is made, they are all willing to eat it!

The story teaches lessons about working hard, helping others, staying active, and the importance of earning.

The script is four pages long and can run up to ten minutes. As written, the play has 5 characters, but it can be easily expanded up to 22 characters.

Also included are:

  • Optional list of additional characters, including their lines
  • 12 insightful discussion questions
  • Fun facts about Europe
  • 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

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