How To Put On Short Plays in Schools

Three-page guide to putting on a short play with young children.

Books for Children to Act Out in Drama Class

List of 75 children’s books to use in drama class. Includes extra information on each title!

The Mitten Play Script for Schools

10 minutes long. Parts for 15-30 students. Winter animal story best for younger students.

Monster Play Script for Schools

15 minutes long. Parts for 25+ actors. Original monster-themed play best suited
for ages 5-11.

A Pirate's Tale Play Scripts for Schools

18 minutes long. Parts for 12+ actors. Original pirate-themed play best suited for ages 7-13.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Shel Silverstein Show Outline

Flexible run time, flexible cast. Use this easy outline to fully create a show based on the poems of Shel Silverstein.

Stone Soup Play Scripts for Schools

10 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10.

Monkey Hats Play Scripts for Schools

5 minutes long. Parts for 9+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10.

Play Scripts for Schools-The Stonecutter

5 minutes long. Parts for 6 actors. Best suited for ages 7-13, however, this story is really ageless and may be performed by children all the way up to adults.

The Selfish Giant Play Script for Schools

Ten minutes long. Parts for 16+ actors. Best suited for ages 9-13, however, this story is really ageless and may be performed by children all the way up to adults.

Play Scripts for Schools-The Smell of Soup and the Sound of Money

3 minutes long. Parts for 4 actors. Best suited for ages 7-13, however, this story is really ageless and may be performed by children all the way up to adults.

Play Scripts for Schools-Boastful Knight

2 minutes long. Parts for 4+ actors. Best suited for very young children.

2 minutes. Parts for 3+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for very young children.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Dr. Seuss Show Outline

24 page outline for a variety show featuring the work of Dr. Seuss!

Hercules Play Scripts for Schools

Ten minutes long. Parts for 15-40 actors. Best suited for ages 7-14.

Modern Times-Play Scripts for Schools-

15 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors. Best suited for ages 7-12.

Robinson Crusoe-Play Scripts for Schools

12 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 8-12.

Wizard of Oz-Play Scripts for Schools

15 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors. Best suited for ages 7-13.

Drama Workshop Lesson Plan-Stories from Around the World

34 short stories from around the world for students of all ages to turn into skits and short plays. Includes instructions for younger students and older students.

La Mariposa Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

20+ parts, but can be flexible. Includes production notes, discussion questions and extension activities!

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Santa Interviews

Hilarious short holiday play for 10 characters, ages 9 and up!

Cormorant And Rainbow Snake Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Short script based on a Venezuelan myth. Parts for 15, flexible cast. Ages 6-10. Includes activities and more!

Nanuk And The Hunter Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Short script based on a Canadian legend. Parts for 7 actors. Ages 6-10.  Includes activities and more!

Little Red Hen Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

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

How Anansi Got His Stories Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

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

Monkey And The Mango Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

8+ characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular Asian folk-tale.

Kiwis Gift Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

7-30+ characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular New Zealand folk tale.

Royalty-free Pre-school Play Script for Schools-The Explorers and the Aliens

Two-page science-fiction themed script for young children. Parts for fifteen, with flexible casting.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Google-Bob Berry Bush

Short Dr. Seuss-style script for ages 5-7. 6+ parts. Flexible casting. 3 pages long.

The Tortoise and the Hare Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

8 minutes long. Parts for ten actors. Humorous re-telling of the classic Aesop’s fable.

Peter's Big Adventure Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

7 minutes long, parts for 7 actors. Ages 7-10. Adaptation of the classic story by Beatrix Potter.

The Ants and the Grasshopper Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

6 minutes long. Parts for six actors. Humorous re-telling of the classic folk-tale.

Mary Had a Little Lamb Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

5 minutes long. Parts for 6 actors. Comedic short script based on the traditional nursery rhyme.