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To be a Tree – play for children about the environment

play for children about the environment

TO BE A TREE – PLAY FOR CHILDREN ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

In this one act play for children about the environment, author Matthew Konkel explores the fascinating realm that is a kid’s imagination. You see, Abby Greene is quite sure of herself. It is something common in fifth graders – and all children under twelve years of age: that unfailing confidence in themselves.

It’s easy to think others will think the same way you do. Abby learns that this isn’t always the case when she not only decides to be a tree when she grows up but also informs the world around her of this decision. She is of course mocked by her peers.  Through her adversity and resolve, Abby and her peers come to acknowledge the importance of both technology and the natural environment.

Abby knows why she wants to be a tree and when you learn her reasons you may just want to join her too. To Be a Tree is a one-act play meant to be performed by children, for children.

At what point did you put the childish things away for good? But more importantly, why?

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Summit View Elementary – Waukesha, WI February, 2014

Author: Matthew Konkel

Type: One act children’s play

Genre: Play for children about the environment

Length: 55 minutes

Cast: 4F, 5M and 20 other kids in smaller roles

Ages of the actors: Primary school age

Suitable for: Children to act in and to watch

Set: Various locations in a school – gym class, outside, under a tree. All can be fairly easily accomplished with minimal scenery changes.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – words in script aimed at slightly older children say 9-12 years old.

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced play

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Copyright © April 2018 Matthew Konkel and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids in primary school:

Molly and the Magic Phone – musical for kids
The adventures of Mojoe and Snow in Lochloosa
Hot Fudge Pickles – the musical for kids

Alien Research – funny play for primary school

funny play for primary school

 

ALIEN RESEARCH – FUNNY PLAY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

In a Galaxy far far away, on Planet Varney, some time in the future… Captain Skirt from the Alien Research Unit has just returned from his journey to Planet Earth. Earth was abandoned by its population some time ago, after all the trees were destroyed, and life was no longer sustainable. A colony of people from Earth is now living on a planet called ‘Vif’. Captain Skirt has returned from his mission with an interesting discovery: Books! In order to study the contents of the books that he has brought, the Head of the Alien research unit brings each book to life. They reveal fascinating information about the ‘aliens’ and what life was like on Planet Earth. A funny play for primary school with a big cast.

Production History

Brewer Middle School, SC, USA – 2017
Renaissance College, Hong Kong, China – 2017
La Selle College, Ansfere, South Africa – 2017

Read about playwright Kate Goddard.

Author: Kate Goddard

Genre: Play for children, children’s play

Type: One act play

Cast: Up to 40 children but many parts can easily be played by the same children for a smaller class. A minimum of 15 children would be needed to allow for costume changes.

Length: 25-30 minutes but cutting is allowed.

Suitable for: Children

Ages of the actors: 7-12

Set: Simple – the alien research unit – there should be a screen or large cloth but the set is at the discretion of the director.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the scenes are short and funny and the kids can play around with them and enjoy them without being bogged down by learning too many words.

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $11 for this previously performed best selling children’s digital script




Cost is $15 for the printed script. Reduced costs with multiple scripts. Please inquire.

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Alien Research

Copyright © April 2015 Kate Goddard and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other children’s plays we have on offer:

Trolls stole the North Pole – musical play for the holidays
Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa – children’s adventure play
A fairly tall adventure – adventure plays for kids

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Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa! – a children’s play

children's play

THE ADVENTURES OF MOE JOE AND SNOWY IN LOCHLOOSA – A CHILDREN’S PLAY

 

In this children’s play, the teacher, Miss Ann, reads to her class out of a book, ” The Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa.” As she reads, the imagination of the children transports them into the book to a house on a lake where their teacher, Miss Ann and the principal of the school, Mr Timothy are married. They live with a cat and a dog in the little house. There is also a fierce alligator living in the lake that wants to eat them, but they are protected by ‘Eagle Eyes’ who sees the alligator and keeps them safe from harm. The children from the school class also play the animal creatures in the book.

Authors:  Michael Holtzhauer and Shirley Gambrell

Genre: Children’s Play

Type:  Short one act play

Length: Twenty- twenty five minutes with scene changes. 20-25 min long play

Number of Actors: Seven, play for 7 actors

Ages of the actors : Two adult, rest children or early teens

Level of Difficulty: 6/10 – easy script for the kids with lots of fun. There is a spider puppet

Set: Two simple sets – one a classroom with a board and desks and chairs, the other is a lakeside cabin.

Read about authors Michael Holtzhauer and Shirley Gambrell

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script for kids

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy

Copyright © August  2014 Michael Holtzhauer + Shirley Gambrell  Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Looking for something else? Have a look at these great children’s and teen plays

The Wandering Bard’s Tale – a funny fairytale for ages 10-15

After Ever After – A full length musical for kids with all your favourite fairytale characters

The Dragons of Spring – a fairytale for young teens