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How to Put on Short Plays Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

How to Put on a Short Play
Three-page guide to putting on short plays with young children.

How to Turn Stories into Plays Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

How to Turn Stories into Plays
Complete guide to creating plays based on children’s books!

Books for Children to Act Out Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

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

Plays with Flexible Casting

(These plays contain characters which can be played by either male or female actors.)

Snow White Rap

Snow White Rap
15+ characters. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Fun version of Snow White that includes rap!

Fred the Skunk

Fred the Skunk
15 characters. Flexible gender casting, as characters are all animals. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about a skunk who wants to make friends.

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

The Explorers and the Aliens
Two-page science-fiction themed script for young children. Parts for fifteen, with flexible casting.

Jack and the Beanstalk Rap

Jack and the Beanstalk Rap
12+ characters. Flexible casting. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Fun version of Jack and the Beanstalk that includes raps!

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Dilemma of the Broken Feeder

The Dilemma of the Broken Feeder
12+ characters, flexible cast. 8 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A short play featuring animal characters.

The Three Little Pigs Rap

The Three Little Pigs Rap
11+ characters. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Fun version of the Three Little Pigs that includes rap!

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Slumber Party in the Woods

The Slumber Party in the Woods
11 characters. As written, it is for an all-girl cast, but can be adapted to accommodate male cast members. 7 pages. Approximately 8 minutes running time.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Ever Changing Story

The Ever Changing Story
10+ characters. 5M, 5F, Flexible Cast; 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedic journey along America’s West-Coast for children written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

A Sea Change in the Forest

A Sea Change in the Forest
9 characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short environmental play about keeping our woodlands safe, while continuing to provide lumber for society.

Little Red Riding Hood Rap

Little Red Riding Hood Rap
9+ characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Fun version of Little Red Riding Hood that includes rap!

Ghostly Rap

Ghostly Rap
7-20 characters.6 pages long. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Ghost story play for children that includes ‘raps.’

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Dog, Cat, and the Red Bird

Dog, Cat, and the Red Bird
6 characters. Flexible cast; 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A short play for children about acceptance by Shaneisha Dodson.

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

The Google-Bob Berry Bush
Short Dr. Seuss-style script for ages 5-7. 6+ parts. Flexible casting. 3 pages long.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Banyan Tree and the Little Grass

The Banyan Tree and the Little Grass
5+ characters. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A folktale for young children written by Sashi Mendis.

The Swan and the Rubbish

The Swan and the Rubbish
5-14 characters. 4 pages long. Approximately 3 minutes running time. A kind swan picks up garbage after people visit a park.

The Moon and Her Mother

The Moon and Her Mother
5+ characters. Approximately 3 minutes running time. Short play based on an Aesop fable.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Little Grey Cloud

The Little Grey Cloud
4 characters. Flexible casting. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A story about making friends for young children written by Sashi Mendis.

Plays by Cast Size

(Organized by size of cast with larger casts listed first.)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-18 Siblings in the Old Woman's Shoe

18 Siblings in the Old Woman’s Shoe
18 characters. 6 pages in length. Approximately 6 minutes running time. A short nursery rhyme adaptation by playwright, Mariah Beachboard.

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

The Explorers and the Aliens
Two-page science-fiction themed script for young children. Parts for fifteen, with flexible casting.

The Troll’s Heart

The Troll’s Heart
12+ characters. This can be a whole-class play. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Fantasy play about a troll who turns a little girl into different animals.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Dilemma of the Broken Feeder

The Dilemma of the Broken Feeder
12+ characters, flexible cast. 8 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A short play featuring animal characters.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Slumber Party in the Woods

The Slumber Party in the Woods
11 characters. As written, it is for an all-girl cast, but can be adapted to accommodate male cast members. 7 pages. Approximately 8 minutes running time.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Ever Changing Story

The Ever Changing Story
10+ characters. 5M, 5F, Flexible Cast; 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedic journey along America’s West-Coast for children written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Dog, Cat, and the Red Bird

Dog, Cat, and the Red Bird
6 characters. Flexible cast; 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A short play for children about acceptance by Shaneisha Dodson.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Banyan Tree and the Little Grass

The Banyan Tree and the Little Grass
5+ characters. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A folktale for young children written by Sashi Mendis.

The Swan and the Rubbish

The Swan and the Rubbish
5-14 characters. 4 pages long. Approximately 3 minutes running time. A kind swan picks up garbage after people visit a park.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Little Grey Cloud

The Little Grey Cloud
4 characters. Flexible casting. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A story about making friends for young children written by Sashi Mendis.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Hula Hoop Girls: American Capitals

The Hula Hoop Girls: American Capitals
2 characters. 2F; 3 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A scene for young girls about studying written by David-Matthew Barnes.

Hula Hoop Girls-Sharing Means Caring

Hula Hoop Girls-Sharing Means Caring
2 characters. 3 pages. Approximately 2 minutes long. Two girls learn a lesson about sharing.