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ArtReach offers Award-Winning Children's Scripts and Plays for Schools, Families and Young Audiences. 

 School Plays! Read free script samples, hear sound cues, see cast lists, get tips and suggestion on producing you play or musical.

A Christmas Carol
Children's Christmas Musical Play - A Christmas Carol!

A Christmas Cinderella
Christmas Musical for Children - A Christmas Cinderella

A Christmas Peter PanA Christmas Peter Pan - Musical for Kids!

A Christmas
Wizard of Oz
Christmas Musical Play for Kids to Perform!  A Christmas Wizard of Oz!

A Show White Christmas
A Snow White Christmas - Large Cast Musical Play for Kids!

A Thousand Cranes
Children's Play for Theatres - A Thousand Cranes

Aladdin!  Script for Kids to Perform!

Alice in Christmas
Christmas Musical for Kids!  Alice in Christmas Land!

Alice in Wonderland
Large Cast Children's Play - Alice in Wonderland

Amelia Earhart
One Act Plays for Middle Schools and High Schools - Amelia Earhart!

Annie Oakley
One Act Play for Schools - Annie Oakley

Beauty and the Beast
Just for Kids!  Beauty and the Beast!

Blue Horses
Small Cast Children's Plays - Blue Horses

Choosing Sides for Basketball
Small Cast Touring Play - Choosing Sides for Basketball

Children's Play for Schools! - Cinderella

The Emperor's
New Clothes
School Plays for Kids!  The Emperor's New Clothes!

Hansel & Gretel
Small Cast Touring Children's Plays - Hansel and Gretel



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Student discussions, exercises, games before and after the play
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Creative Dramatics for The Jungle Book
From classroom to jungle with The Jungle Book

Create Your Own Jungle:  Push back the desks and draw a magic circle on the floor.  You may do this by putting objects from the classroom in a circle on the floor.  Leave room for action inside the circle.

Now discuss thing that you might find in the jungle:  tigers, wolves, bugs, birds, rocks, logs, flowers, snakes etc.  Have each student choose a "jungle thing” in their minds.  Have them keep it a secret!  Now have two or three students step inside the circle and become their "jungle thing”.  Others may enter the circle one by one to encounter these objects.  Have them guess what things they have met.  Now switch roles:  The "jungle things” now are just people and the people are the "jungle things”.  How do they react to one another?  If one encounters a flower he might sniff it; another might encounter a snake and jump over it.   You can also do this activity without the guessing game.  Have students enter the "jungle” and simply enjoy it.

"Now This is the Law of the Jungle..."
Baloo helps Mowgli in The Jungle Book
"...As Old and As True As the Sky!" --  Rudyard Kipling

Raised by Wolves:  What do you think it was like for Mowgli to have brother and sister who are wolves?  What if you were raised as an animal in the wild?  Consider if your family was made up of porcupines, lions, elephants or squirrels.  What would you wear?  What would you eat?  What sound would you make when you are hungry or frightened?  Have children perform the animal they might have been raised by and have the others guess what it is.  Tell the class what your childhood was like living in the jungle.

Fun Websites for Kid Frankenstein
Classroom Resources for ArtReach's Kid Frankenstein

Building Your Own Frankenstein Monster:
How to build a Frankenstein monster...

BrainPop Lesson Ideas:

10 Activities to Celebrate National Frankenstein Day:

Friendly Frankenstein Crafts:

Halloween Castle Frankenstein:

History of Classic Monsters:

How Mary Shelley used ideas, events, places to invent her famous monster:

The Frankenstein Blog:

A List of Movies Based on Frankenstein:

Frankenstein's movie history: The good, bad and ugly:

Monsters: Why Halloween is a psychological ritual for kids and adults:

About Frankenstein the Movie 1931:

25 Monster Activities for Kids:

Classroom Fun: Music, Creative Writing and More
Learning with the Sleeping Beauty Teacher's Guide

DIFFERENT VERSIONS: Read both versions of the story and discuss which elements are similar and which are different. The castle, fairies, prince, spinning wheel and the kiss are in both stories. These stories were written many years ago.  Why do you think these are the parts of the stories that we remember the most?

FOLK TALES: The Brothers Grimm did not think that they were creating fairy tales. They were more interested in collecting stories that ordinary people told each other. Perrault used folk tales and added to them to create his own story. Discuss how the reasons for both directions. Consider the stories of another famous fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Is he more like the Grimms or Perrault?

FAIRIES: Read the section on the history of fairies in this Teacher’s guide. How do fairies differ from living humans? Are they real or imaginary? Why do you think these beings play such a strong role in so many fairy tales? Do you like to pretend that you have a fairy as a friend. Describe your personal fairy and tell the class what magical powers your fairy has and why. Write a short story about how your fairy helped you in a trouble that you have at home, on the playground or at school.

Sleeping Beauty in the Classroom!
Musical Fairy Tale for Kids to Perform! Boys love playing the Gruesome Ghouls!
Greenbier Valley Youth Theatre - GVTweens!

FAIRY TALES: Now that you have considered fairies, what do you think makes up a fairy tale? What must the fairy do in order to make the story end happily? If you were a fairy what things would you do to make things end happily in real life?

CREATIVE WRITING: Have the class write a fairy tale together. Remember to include the Princess, the Prince, the good fairies and the bad fairies. To help them create the story, provide them with settings such as the forest, a mountain, a castle, an island in the sea. Set it in the past or consider setting their story in the future which might include cities and outer space. Roll out paper on the floor and have them draw and paint different scenes from their own story.

SPINNING WHEELS: Read the section in this Teachers guide about spinning wheels. What do spinning wheels do and how do they work? How might a person prick their finger on such a device? Why did they use spinning wheels in the past but not today?

LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: Talk about how the spinning wheel was one of the chores of a medieval family. Read the section in this Teacher’s Guide about Life in a Medieval Village. What other chores might they do that we do not do today? Would you like to live in those times or do you think it is better to live today? What might be better? What might be worse.

MUSIC: Listen to a recording of The Sleeping Beauty ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Much of the music in the play is taken from this ballet. Listen to various movements and discuss how the tempo and composition enhances the story. Can you pick out which parts are identified with Morgana and which parts are identified with the fairies?

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