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The Mystery of the Missing Meatball – young children’s play script

young children's play script


In this young children’s playscript, aimed at 6 or 7 year old children, a meatball goes missing from the pasta dish created by the Italian chef, Dominico. His sharp eyed wife, Domenica notices the mistake. Domenico counts the meatballs over and over and, although he made 16, there are only fifteen meatballs remaining in the pasta. So begins the hunt for the meatball, as he calls his wife, then all of his children until the guilty culprit (who borrowed it) is found.

A cute short play for younger kids in reception (grade R) and year or grade one to three.

Author: Emily Iekel

Genre: Children’s and kid’s stage plays

Type: Short one act  young children’s play script

Length: 5 minutes long

Cast: 4M 4F 5N

Ages of the actors: 5-8 years of age

Suitable for: Younger children aged 3-8

Set: A kitchen but the director is free to use their imagination

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – a fun short play for younger kids for drama class


Tara School, New South Wales, Australia – 2019
Ghost Light Studio, TN, USA – 2022

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $8.00 for this previously performed digital script

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Copyright © December 2015 Emily Iekel and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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