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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.)

A Tree Called Aesop Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

A Tree Called Aesop
20-60 characters. Full-length play. Features ten fables told individually. Flexible cast! (10 credits.)

Royalty-free 50 Skits for Kids

50 Skits for Kids
50+ royalty-free scripts for kids and teens!

Americas-Secret

America’s Secret
33 characters; 10F or 33 Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A play about the women of the American Revolution written by Laura Rohrman.

12 Short Plays for Children-Plays for You and a Friend or Two

Plays for You and a Friend or Two
31 characters. Flexible casting. 59 pages in length. Approximately 60 minutes running time. A compilation of 12 short plays for children written by Phyllis J. Perry.(10 credits)

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

Dr. Seuss Show Outline
Flexible run time, flexible cast. Use this easy outline to fully create a show based on Dr. Seuss stories.

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.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Camp Kindness

Camp Kindness
30-45 minutes running time. Parts for 30 actors, flexible cast. Teaches the virtue of kindness! (5 credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Legend of the Blue Sapphire

Legend of the Blue Sapphire
25 parts. 45-minute adventure/comedy. Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Short, funny play for teens-The Magic Necklace

The Magic Necklace
24+ characters. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A magical comedy for children and teens by Barbara Henderson.

Royalty-free Mystery Play Script for Schools-Mystery of the Missing Medallion

The Mystery of the Missing Medallion
23 parts. 45-minute adventure/comedy.  Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Stone Soup
10 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10. (3 credits.)

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

Thirteen Colonies Game Show

Thirteen Colonies Game Show
20+ characters. 8 pages long. Approximately 10 minutes running time. American history play in which students portray the original thirteen colonies.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Olla and Ollie

Olla and Ollie
4-20+ characters. 1M, 1F, Flexible Cast; 25 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A fantasy adventure for children and teens written by Leonard Goodisman. (5 credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Henry the Monster

Henry the Monster
25-35 minutes running time. Parts for 20 actors, flexible cast. Ages 8-12. A play that teaches students to accept each other’s differences. (5 credits)

It Could be Worse Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

It Could be Worse
Five-minute play. 20 parts. Best-suited for ages 6-10. Includes discussion questions, production notes and extension activities! (3 credits)

The Real Deal

The Real Deal
18 characters. 12 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. An adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit written by Cathleen Freedman.

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.

Mother Duck and the Golden Goose Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Mother Duck and the Golden Goose
14 fairy-tale characters. Approximately 30 minutes running time. Fun, mixed-up fairytale/nursery rhyme play! (3 credits.)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Doctor Mercury

Doctor Mercury
16 characters. 8M, 8F, Flexible Cast; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A time-travelling comedy for children written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

Short funny play for kids-A Fly In The Eye

A Fly In The Eye
15 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy for children and teens about a scientific experiment gone wrong by Barbara Henderson.

Mystery Play Script for Kids-Rainforest Murder

Rainforest Murder
14+ characters. Flexible casting. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An action-packed adventure for children and teens by Barbara Henderson.

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow
14 characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short play about fitting in, featuring an all-animal cast!

A Million Cats

A Million Cats
10+ characters. 1M, 1F, 8 or more of any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Classic story about an old man who brings home millions of cats to his wife.

Space Travel Rap

Space Travel Rap
10+ characters. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Fun space-themed short play featuring a ‘rapping’ chorus!

The-Imaginary-Friends-Detective-Agency.

The Imaginary Friends Detective Agency
12+ characters. 9F, 7M; Flexible casting; 45 pages in length. Approximately 45 minutes running time. A lighthearted drama about loss written by Trevor Suthers. (5 credits)

The-Mean-Old-Elephant

The Mean Old Elephant
12 characters. 5F, 7M, Flexible casting; 27 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A jungle tale about kindess written by Daniel Guyton.

The-Ugly-Dogling-or-Last-Chance-Tuesday

The Ugly Dogling or Last Chance Tuesday
12 characters. 6F, 6M; Flexible casting; 27 pages in length. Approximately 30 minutes running time. A canine comedy with puppets written by Patricia Lawler Kenet. * There is a very subtle reference to death. (5 credits)

Funny Play Script-A History of Messy Rooms

A History of Messy Rooms
12 characters; 4M, 5F, 2Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An historical comedy about bed-making written by Wade Bradford.

The-Kids-and-The-Fairy-Tree

The Kids and The Fairy Tree
9+ characters. 4F, 4M, 1+ Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for children about teamwork written by Daniel Guyton.

Why The Bullfrog Croaks

Why The Bullfrog Croaks
9 characters. Flexible casting; 7 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An comedy for children about humility written by Karleen Hayden.

The Day Global Trade was Saved by Kids from PS188
9 characters. Approximately 5 minutes long. Short funny play about global economics, politics, and making compromises!

Funny Thanksgiving Play for Kids-Terri and the Turkey

Terri and the Turkey
9 characters; 4M, 3F, 2Either; Flexible casting; 5 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A Thanksgiving comedy about the perils of being a turkey written by Wade Bradford.

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.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure
8 characters; Flexible Cast. 9 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for young performers written by Andy Pavey.

The Star Counter
2 characters; 2 Either; Flexible casting; 9 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A fantasy for children written by Paul Antokolsky.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Pirates and the Monster

The Pirates and the Monster
8 characters, flexible cast, 7 minutes long. Best for ages 7-10. A monster tries to outsmart a band of pirates.

Bumpy Ride

Bumpy Ride
8 characters, flexible gender casting. Approximately 6 minutes running time. A moose needs help on her way to work, but various animals refuse to come to her aid.

Funny Barnyard Play-Why Pig Likes the Mud

Why Pig Likes the Mud
8 characters. 1M, 7F; Flexible casting; 5 pages long. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A germaphobic barnyard comedy written by Evan Baughfman.

Tasty Vegetables

Tasty Vegetables
7 characters, any gender…they’re vegetables. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A gang of vegetables devises a plan for getting kids to like them.

Kindness Play Script for Kids-Sally the Stone

Sally the Stone
7+ characters. 2M, 4F, 5 Either; Flexible casting; 7 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A play about kindness written by Sally Schnarr and Ken Urso.

Funny Short Play Script-The Amazing Rat

The Amazing Rat
6 characters. 2M, 4F; Flexible casting. 9 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A sci-fi rodent comedy written by Evan Baughfman.

The Sleepy Bear

The Sleepy Bear
6 characters, 1F, 5 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Comedic play by Debra A. Cole about natural disasters.

Grateful Granny Pageant

Grateful Granny Pageant
6 characters, 1M, 5F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Five modern grannies compete in a beauty pageant.

Dinner Lessons

Dinner Lessons
6 characters, 3M, 3F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. The class prankster gets a surprise when his teacher comes to his house for dinner.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-At the Pool's Edge

At the Pool’s Edge
6 characters. Flexible cast. Approximately 6 minutes long. Best for ages 8-11. A girl has a strange experience when she falls into a pool.

red shoes

Red Shoes
5 characters. 4F, 1M. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about a girl who finds herself in an unfortunate situation, yet finds her strength to overcome adversity.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather
4 characters, any gender. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Adorable short play by Debra A. Cole about beauty coming from within.

Play Script for Kids-In the Box

In the Box
5-19 characters. 2M, 11F, 6Either; Flexible Casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A spoof on television for kids by playwright Elizabeth Rapoza.

Short play script for children-Hiccups

Hiccups
3 characters. 3F. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a very special birthday gift written by Phyllis J. Perry.

The Velveteen Rabbit Play Script for Kids

The Velveteen Rabbit
9 characters; 2M; 7Either; Flexible casting; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An adaptation about a well-loved stuffed animal written by Andy Pavey.

Breathe

Breathe
8 characters, 1M, 1F, 6 flexible gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time.

Play script for kids-Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure
3 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a pirate adventure written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short Moral Play for Children-Three Sticks

Three Sticks
2 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about destroying someone’s property written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short Play Script for Children-In the Cave

In the Cave
2 characters. 2F. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a spooky hiking trip written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Play Script for Young Children-Lost and Found

Lost and Found
2 characters. Flexible casting. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about disorganization written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Whole Class Plays
A Tree Called Aesop Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

A Tree Called Aesop
Full-length play for 20-60 actors. Features ten fables told individually. Flexible cast! (10 credits.)

Royalty-free 50 Skits for Kids

50 Skits for Kids
50+ royalty-free scripts for kids and teens!

Americas-Secret

America’s Secret
33 characters; 10F or 33 Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A play about the women of the American Revolution written by Laura Rohrman.

12 Short Plays for Children-Plays for You and a Friend or Two

Plays for You and a Friend or Two
31 characters. Flexible casting. 59 pages in length. Approximately 60 minutes running time. A compilation of 12 short plays for children written by Phyllis J. Perry.(10 credits)

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

Dr. Seuss Show Outline
Flexible run time, flexible cast. Use this easy outline to fully create a show based on Dr. Seuss stories.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Camp Kindness

Camp Kindness
30-45 minutes running time. Parts for 30 actors, flexible cast. Teaches the virtue of kindness! (5 credits)

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Shel Silverstein Show Outline

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.

Royalty-free Mystery Play Script for Schools-Mystery of the Missing Medallion

The Mystery of the Missing Medallion
45-minute adventure/comedy. Parts for 23 young actors. Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Monster Play Script for Schools

The Monsters of Hodgepodge Forest
15 minutes long. Parts for 25+ actors. Original monster-themed play best suited for ages 5-11. (3 credits.)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Legend of the Blue Sapphire

Legend of the Blue Sapphire
45-minute adventure/comedy. Parts for 25 young actors. Ages 8-12. Flexible casting! (5 credits)

Short, funny play for teens-The Magic Necklace

The Magic Necklace
24+ characters. Flexible casting. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A magical comedy for children and teens by Barbara Henderson.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Olla and Ollie

Olla and Ollie
4-20+ characters. 1M, 1F, Flexible Cast; 25 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A fantasy adventure for children and teens written by Leonard Goodisman. (5 credits)

Weather Play Script for Schools-Weird World of Weather

Weird World of Weather
21 characters. 2M, 3F, 16 Either. 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy for children about the unpredictability of the weather by Barbara Henderson.

Robinson Crusoe-Play Scripts for Schools

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

Thirteen Colonies Game Show

Thirteen Colonies Game Show
20+ characters. 8 pages long. Approximately 10 minutes running time. American history play in which students portray the original thirteen colonies.

Stone Soup
10 minutes long. Parts for 20+ actors (flexible cast). Best suited for ages 6-10. (3 credits.)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Henry the Monster

Henry the Monster
25-35 minutes running time. Parts for 20 actors, flexible cast. Ages 8-12. A play that teaches students to accept each other’s differences. (5 credits)

It Could be Worse Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

It Could be Worse
Five-minute play. 20 parts. Best-suited for ages 6-10. Includes discussion questions, production notes and extension activities! (3 credits)

The Real Deal

The Real Deal
18 characters. 12 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. An adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit written by Cathleen Freedman.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Doctor Mercury

Doctor Mercury
16 characters. 8M, 8F, Flexible Cast; 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A time-travelling comedy for children written by Terence Patrick Hughes.

Mother Duck and the Golden Goose Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Mother Duck and the Golden Goose
14 fairy-tale characters. Approximately 30 minutes running time. Fun, mixed-up fairytale/nursery rhyme play! (3 credits.)

The-Imaginary-Friends-Detective-Agency.

The Imaginary Friends Detective Agency
12+ characters. 9F, 7M; Flexible casting; 45 pages in length. Approximately 45 minutes running time. A lighthearted drama about loss written by Trevor Suthers. (5 credits)

A Pirate’s Tale
18 minutes long. Parts for 12+ actors. Original pirate-themed play best suited for ages 7-13.

Plays for Smaller Groups
Americas-Secret

America’s Secret
33 characters; 10F or 33 Either; Flexible casting; 14 pages in length. Approximately 15 minutes running time. A play about the women of the American Revolution written by Laura Rohrman.

12 Short Plays for Children-Plays for You and a Friend or Two

Plays for You and a Friend or Two
31 characters. Flexible casting. 59 pages in length. Approximately 60 minutes running time. A compilation of 12 short plays for children written by Phyllis J. Perry.(10 credits)

The Selfish Giant Play Script for Schools

The Selfish Giant
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. (3 credits.)

Short funny play for kids-A Fly In The Eye

A Fly In The Eye
15 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy for children and teens about a scientific experiment gone wrong by Barbara Henderson.

Mystery Play Script for Kids-Rainforest Murder

Rainforest Murder
14+ characters. Flexible casting. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An action-packed adventure for children and teens by Barbara Henderson.

A Million Cats

A Million Cats
10+ characters. 1M, 1F, 8 or more of any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Classic story about an old man who brings home millions of cats to his wife.

The-Imaginary-Friends-Detective-Agency.

The Imaginary Friends Detective Agency
12+ characters. 9F, 7M; Flexible casting; 45 pages in length. Approximately 45 minutes running time. A lighthearted drama about loss written by Trevor Suthers. (5 credits)

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening
18 minutes long. Parts for 12+ actors. Original pirate-themed play best suited for ages 7-13.

The-Mean-Old-Elephant

The Mean Old Elephant
12 characters. 5F, 7M, Flexible casting; 27 pages in length. Approximately 20-30 minutes running time. A jungle tale about kindess written by Daniel Guyton.

The-Ugly-Dogling-or-Last-Chance-Tuesday

The Ugly Dogling or Last Chance Tuesday
12 characters. 6F, 6M; Flexible casting; 27 pages in length. Approximately 30 minutes running time. A canine comedy with puppets written by Patricia Lawler Kenet. * There is a very subtle reference to death. (5 credits)

Funny Play Script-A History of Messy Rooms

A History of Messy Rooms
12 characters; 4M, 5F, 2Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An historical comedy about bed-making written by Wade Bradford.

The-Kids-and-The-Fairy-Tree

The Kids and The Fairy Tree
9+ characters. 4F, 4M, 1+ Either; Flexible casting; 11 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for children about teamwork written by Daniel Guyton.

The Jabberwocky Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Jabberwocky
Approximately five-minutes long. 10 characters. Humorous re-telling of the classic Lewis Carroll poem.

night crew

Night Crew
10 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 12 minutes running time. Short, comedic play about imaginary characters who visit children at bedtime.

The Velveteen Rabbit Play Script for Kids

The Velveteen Rabbit
9 characters; 2M; 7Either; Flexible casting; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. An adaptation about a well-loved stuffed animal written by Andy Pavey.

Breathe

Breathe
8 characters, 1M, 1F, 6 flexible gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Man Who Loved Clocks

The Man Who Loved Clocks
Approximately 7 minutes long. 9 characters. A twisted narrator brings a play to life in real-time.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Man Who Loved Clocks

Narrator Gone Bad
Approximately 7 minutes long. 9 characters. A twisted narrator brings a play to life in real-time.

Why The Bullfrog Croaks

Why The Bullfrog Croaks
9 characters. Flexible casting; 7 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. An comedy for children about humility written by Karleen Hayden.

Funny Thanksgiving Play for Kids-Terri and the Turkey

Terri and the Turkey
9 characters; 4M, 3F, 2Either; Flexible casting; 5 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A Thanksgiving comedy about the perils of being a turkey written by Wade Bradford.

Canary, Cockroach, Phoenix

Canary, Cockroach, Phoenix
8+ characters; 6F, 1M, 1+ Either; 35 pages in length. Approximately 30-40 minutes running time. A musical drama for children written by Starry Krueger. (5 credits)

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure
8 characters; Flexible Cast. 9 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for young performers written by Andy Pavey.

Funny Barnyard Play-Why Pig Likes the Mud

Why Pig Likes the Mud
8 characters. 1M, 7F; Flexible casting; 5 pages long. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A germaphobic barnyard comedy written by Evan Baughfman.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Pirates and the Monster

The Pirates and the Monster
8 characters, flexible cast, 7 minutes long. Best for ages 7-10. A monster tries to outsmart a band of pirates.

Bumpy Ride

Bumpy Ride
8 characters, flexible gender casting. Approximately 6 minutes running time. A moose needs help on her way to work, but various animals refuse to come to her aid.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Lemunion Tree

The Lemunion Tree
7+ characters; Flexible cast. 12 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A drama for children ages 10 and older written by Cynthia Morrison.

Tasty Vegetables

Tasty Vegetables
7 characters, any gender…they’re vegetables. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A gang of vegetables devises a plan for getting kids to like them.

Kindness Play Script for Kids-Sally the Stone

Sally the Stone
7+ characters. 2M, 4F, 5 Either; Flexible casting; 7 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A play about kindness written by Sally Schnarr and Ken Urso.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Heart of Puzzlania

The Heart of Puzzlania
7 characters, 11 pages. Short script that teaches tolerance and the value of diversity. For ages 11 and up.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Superhero Rejects

Superhero Rejects
7 characters; 1F; 1M; 5 Either. 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Andy Pavey.

Tom Sawyer and the Picket Fence Royalty-free Play Script for Schools


Tom Sawyer and the Picket Fence

Approximately 8 minutes long. 7 characters. Short play adaptation of the classic Mark Twain story!

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

Peter’s Big Adventure
7 minutes long, parts for 7 actors. Ages 7-10. Adaptation of the classic story by Beatrix Potter.

Peter Rabbit Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Peter Rabbit
7 characters; 4F; 3M. 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An adaptation of the classic tale written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Happiness Stan


Happiness Stan

Approximately 6 minutes long. 7 characters. A mystical fairy tale based on lyrics from a 1960’s song.

Little Miss Muffet Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

Little Miss Muffet
7 characters; 2F; 3M; 2 M or F. 5 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. An adaptation of the nursery rhyme written by Andy Pavey.

A Big Mess

A Big Mess
6 characters. 3M, 3F, flexible casting. Short play by Debra A. Cole about the importance of staying organized.

pandamonuim

PANDAmonium
6 characters, 3F, 3M. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play by Debra A. Cole that addresses racism and diversity in a non-threatening way.

Funny Short Play Script-The Amazing Rat

The Amazing Rat
6 characters. 2M, 4F; Flexible casting. 9 pages long. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A sci-fi rodent comedy written by Evan Baughfman.

The Sleepy Bear

The Sleepy Bear
6 characters, 1F, 5 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Comedic play by Debra A. Cole about natural disasters.

Grateful Granny Pageant

Grateful Granny Pageant
6 characters, 1M, 5F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Five modern grannies compete in a beauty pageant.

Dinner Lessons

Dinner Lessons
6 characters, 3M, 3F. Approximately 10 minutes running time. The class prankster gets a surprise when his teacher comes to his house for dinner.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Don Quixote


Don Quixote

6 characters; 2F; 2M; 2 Either. 8 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A comedic adaptation written by Andy Pavey.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-The Pizza Man's Problem

The Pizza Man’s Problem
6 characters, 4 M, 2 F. (Mechanic could be female.) Approximately 7 minutes long. Best for ages 8-11. A funny play about a pizza man who cannot make pizza.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-At the Pool's Edge

At the Pool’s Edge
6 characters. Flexible cast. Approximately 6 minutes long. Best for ages 8-11. A girl has a strange experience when she falls into a pool.

red shoes

Red Shoes
5 characters. 4F, 1M. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about a girl who finds herself in an unfortunate situation, yet finds her strength to overcome adversity.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather
4 characters, any gender. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Adorable short play by Debra A. Cole about beauty coming from within.

The-Price-of-Gold

The Price of Gold
5M characters-all male cast. Approximately 10 minutes running time. This amusing short play by Debra A. Cole is a cautionary tale about greed.

Where Is Bartram?

Where Is Bartram?
5 characters. 2F, 3M, 14 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A play for children about protecting endangered species written by D.C. Copeland.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-A Nutty Tale


A Nutty Tale

5 characters; 2M, 2F, 1 Either; 6 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A drama for children written by Barry M. Putt, Jr.

the secret


The Secret

5 characters, 1M, 1F, 3 any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Funny short play about keeping secrets.

The Allergens


The Allergens

5 characters, flexible casting. Approximately 5 minutes long. Short play by Debra A. Cole, in which allergy-causing foods bemoan their fate.

The Pond

The Pond
5+ characters, flexible gender casting. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short play based on a Native American fable.

Funny play for kids-Why Crocodile is so Snappy

Why Crocodile is so Snappy
5 characters. Flexible casting; 6 pages long. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A comedy about the crocodile written by Evan Baughfman.

Lunch Time

Lunch Time
5 characters, 4F, 1 any gender. Approximately 7 minutes running time. A family of bunnies outwits a wily fox.

roofus and ryan

Roofus and Ryan
5 characters, any gender. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about resilience.

Stinky Frank

Stinky Frank
5 characters. 3 M, 2 F. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Short play by Debra A. Cole about personal hygiene.

The Tiny Little Giant

The Tiny Little Giant
5 characters, 1M, 1F, 3 either. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A short play by Debra A. Cole about embracing our differences.

Short Play Script for Children-Calypso, the Royal Dragon

Calypso, the Royal Dragon
4 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a worried dragon written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Virtual Life

Virtual Life
4 characters, 2F, 2M. Approximately 7 minutes running time. Short play about how video games distract people from real life.

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son
4 characters, all male. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play by Debra A. Cole, in which two boys brag about their fathers.

Boy Lizard

Boy Lizard
4 characters. 3M 1F, flexible casting. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short wizard-themed skit, parodying Harry Potter.

roosters today chickens tomorrow

Rooster Today, Chickens Tomorrow
4 characters, 2M, 1F, 1 either. Approximately 5 minutes running time. Short play about the importance of finding meaning in everyday occurrences.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Cloud 9.45B


Cloud 9.45B

3 characters; 1F, 2M; 10 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for young performers written by Sarah Thewlis.

Princess Play Script for Children-The Best Birthday Ever

The Best Birthday Ever
3 characters. 2F, 1M. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a gift for a princess written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short Fairy Tale Play Script for Childen-Gloomy, Rainy Day

Gloomy, Rainy Day
3 characters. 2F, 1M. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about bringing cheer to the royal family written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Short play script for children-Hiccups

Hiccups
3 characters. 3F. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a very special birthday gift written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Play script for kids-Pirate Treasure

Pirate Treasure
23 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a pirate adventure written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Christmas Play for Kids-For You or for Me?


For You or for Me?

3 characters. 1F, 1M, 1Either. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about the perfect Christmas gift written by Phyllis J. Perry.

snow day superstitions

Snow Day Superstitions
3 characters. Approximately 10 minutes running time. Short play about kids wishing for a snow day.

Play Script for Children-Never Empty Stew Pot

Never Empty Stew Pot
3 characters. 3F. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a very special birthday gift written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Bus Lessons

Bus Lessons
2 characters; 1F, 1M; 13 pages in length. Approximately 10-15 minutes running time. A comedy for teens written by Luke Stapleton.

The Star Counter
2 characters; 2 Either; Flexible casting; 9 pages in length. Approximately 10 minutes running time. A fantasy for children written by Paul Antokolsky.

Royalty-free Pirate Play Script for Schools Captain Stragglybeard's Apprentice


Captain Stragglybeard’s Apprentice

2 characters. 7 pages in length. Approximately 5-10 minutes running time. A puppet play written by award-winning playwright, Barbara Henderson.

Short Play Script for Children-The Magic Hat

The Magic Hat
2 characters. 2F. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about an enchanted hat written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Scene for teenagers-The Hula Hoop Girls: Sibling Rivalry

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

Short Moral Play for Children-Three Sticks

Three Sticks
2 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about destroying someone’s property written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Play Script for Young Children-Two Fussy Frogs


Two Fussy Frogs

2 characters. Flexible casting. 4 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about two sneaky frogs written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-Have A Hoppy Holiday

Have A Hoppy Holiday
2 characters. 3 pages long. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A comedy for children about the loss of a pet by playwright, Scot Walker.

Scene for Teens about embarrasment-Right Foot, Wrong Shoe

Right Foot, Wrong Shoe
2 characters. 2F; 2 pages in length. Approximately 1-5 minutes running time. A scene for teens about potential humiliation written by David-Matthew Barnes.

Short Play Script for Children-In the Cave

In the Cave
2 characters. 2F. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about a spooky hiking trip written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Play Script for Young Children-Lost and Found

Lost and Found
2 characters. Flexible casting. 3 pages in length. Approximately 5 minutes running time. A short play for children about disorganization written by Phyllis J. Perry.

Mini Melodrama Scripts Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

Mini Melodrama Scripts
Here are three high-energy short scripts to use when teaching melodrama!