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Sock Hops, Recorders, and Owl Pellets: Tips on Surviving the 4th Grade – children’s comedy SCRIPT

children's comedy script

SOCK HOPS, RECORDERS AND OWL PELLETS: TIPS ON SURVIVING THE 4TH GRADE – CHILDREN’S COMEDY SCRIPT

You know what? Adults are always saying how hard life is with jobs and kids and shopping and cooking and cleaning. But do you know how hard it is to be me? To be a 4th grader? I have tons of responsibilities. I have homework. I have to play the recorder in music class. I have to learn about the body. I have to manage 4 different girlfriends! Wait what day is it today? Tuesday…I have to manage 3 different girlfriends! Oh no…I have a spelling test today.
Poop! Anyway, you get the point. Us 4th graders are much busier than adults!

Tyler is a 4th grader struggling with all your typical 4th grade problems: homework, spelling tests, and of course – girls. From gym class, to music class, and everything in between, Tyler and his friends share their essential tips on surviving 4th grade in this children’s comedy script.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Previously produced at the Rarig Center Arena Stage in Minneapolis, MN and at Storybook Land Theatre in Aberdeen, SD.

Read other comedies by Chris Cartwright – Awaiting Patients – a comedy set in a doctor’s waiting room

Author: Christopher Cartwright

Type: One act play

Genre: Play for primary school, Children’s comedy script

Cast: 2M, 2F

Ages of the actors: 4th graders – approximately 9 to 10 years old

Suitable for: Children to act in and all ages to watch

Length: Forty five minutes

Set: There is no specific set written into the script so it could be as simple as a blank stage, to a classroom, to a playground with wall art

Level of difficulty: 7/10 Wordy. The main characters should be able to have a good memory for words and excellent delivery

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Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any Queries about Sock Hops, recorders and Owl pellets

Copyright © June 2019 Christopher Cartwright and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for nine year olds and elementary school children that you may enjoy:

Molly and the magic phone – musical for children
Puppet show – short play for a small cast of children
The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – play about being different from the other kids

Welcome to Playwit – play for ten primary school Children

play for ten children

WELCOME TO PLAYWIT – PLAY FOR TEN CHILDREN IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Izzy is an 11 year old that wants to grow up too fast. “Today,” she says, “Is the day she gets rid of her soft toys and stops being a child.” Her father, Pat, a toy inventor, has just made a breakthrough with his line of toys only to be rejected for production. Her father bestows upon her one of the prototype Teddy Bears and she quickly discards it, but that is just when the magic begins in this play for ten children in primary school.

Izzy is woken by the Teddy Bear, named Bobert, and whisked off on her jet powered bed on an adventure involving Sky Pirates, a mysterious island, crazy inhabitants, and more. Will Izzy ever make it home? Will the Pirates discover Bobert’s secret?

Read other plays by Jeff Carlson – Crooked Hand – a funny whodunit script

Author: Jeff Carlson

Type: Three act play

Genre: Children’s adventure, play for ten children in primary school

Cast: 3F, 3F, 4N

Ages of the actors: Children up. Written for older children aged around 10-11 years

Suitable for: All ages to watch and perform

Length: 90-100 minutes

Set: In act 1 and 3, the scene is a typical pink girl’s bedroom complete with bed and soft toys. In act 2, the scene is the mysterious island itself.

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Cost is $5.50 for this new digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Welcome to Playwit

Copyright © May 2019 Jeff Carlson and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Others you may enjoy:

A fairly Tall Adventure – Adventure play for kids in which a magical board game takes them on a wild adventure
Dr George’s magnificent zeppelin – kid’s adventure set in a magical zeppelin
To be a tree – children’s play about the environment

Alice in Football Land – plays for children

ALICE IN FOOTBALL LAND – PLAYS FOR CHILDREN

 children's plays

This fast paced retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland is updated to modern times and set in a football stadium, where the Riverdale Rabbits are facing their rivals, the Duncan Dormice.

Alice, cheerleader for the Riverdale Rabbits, falls from the top of the pyramid and finds herself lost in the stadium desperately seeking Tod (the star quarterback) her ‘true love’. Along the way she encounters a strange group of characters; a coach who can’t control his players, a band leader whose band plays animals as musical instrument, the water boy who only serves water at his tea party, the referees who can’t decide what penalty to call, and the Cheshire Brand Hot Dog vendor who gives her cryptic and confusing clues. As Alice finds what she searches for, she realizes that she was chasing after the wrong things the whole time.

Alice in Football was performed at the Parkside Playhouse, Vicksburg, MS, June 24-26, 2010.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Ursuline Academy, OH, USA – 2018
Ouachita Little Theater, AK, USA – 2018

Read more about playwright Richard Van Den Akker. Other children’s plays by Richard.

Author: Richard Van Den Akker

Genre: Plays for children, fairytale

Type: Three act play

Number of actors: Nineteen plus, Cast 19-29. 1M, 2F, the rest either M or F. Actors may play up to four different roles.

Ages of the actors: Older children and younger teens

Suitable for: Kids and younger teens

Set: The football field and sidelines

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 crowd control.

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Alice in Football Land

Copyright June 2014 Richard  Van Den Akker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at some other large cast children’s plays:

Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa – an alligator adventure
The poetry machine – play for children
The Wandering bard’s Tale – a fairytale in one act