A Veterans Day Play is an original play written for use as readers’ theater, as a part of balanced literacy (Read-Aloud, Shared and Performance Reading or Guided Reading), or for an actual play production.
Written with 9 speaking parts, the play also features a band and choir of unlimited members. The band marches in a parade that the family (mother, father and two children) comes to see on Veteran’s Day and the choir sings the national anthem, as well as additional patriotic songs when the play is over. With an announcer, two parade assistants and three narrators, you are all set to put on this play that helps us all learn more about this important holiday of honoring our veterans.
Although the play is written for students in grades 3-6, it can be adapted for other grades and abilities. Additional students can share parts for choral reading or help with directing, props/costumes/scenery/sound effects, prompting, programs and invitations, Master of Ceremonies, or house staff (selling tickets, ushering, etc.).
During my years of teaching, I loved to write plays for my students and this one evolved as I combined drama, social studies, and language arts activities. I have a wide variety of plays that I have written that are available on my TpT website:
• A Christmas Wish (4th – 6th grade)
• A Day in the Life of Santa (1st – 3rd))
• A Field Trip to the North Pole (2nd – 4th)
• A Mixed-Up Bedtime Story: The Little Grey Wolf and Red Riding Hood (1st – 3rd)
• A Veterans Day Play (3rd – 6th)
• An American Christmas (2nd – 4th)
• Candy Land (2nd – 5th)
• Ding-a-Ling, the Christmas Bell (1st – 3rd))
• Happy Groundhog’s Day – A Play and Game (2nd – 4th)
• I Have a Dream – The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1st – 3rd)
• Lessons Learned from Fairy Tales (2nd – 4th)
• The Bear Family’s Christmas Countdown (1st – 3rd)
• The Dream – A Play about Martin Luther King, Jr. (3rd – 5th)
• The First Thanksgiving (2nd – 4th)
• The Great American Circus (1st – 3rd)
• The Tale of Johnny Appleseed (1st – 2nd)
• The Talented Zoo Crew (3rd – 5th)
• The Wonderful Wizard (2nd – 4th)
• They called Him “Honest Abe” (3rd – 5th)
• Trees – A Joy Forever! – An Arbor Day Play (2nd – 5th)
• Where in the World is the Spirit of Christmas? (2nd – 4th)
Check back for more plays available soon!