Dinosaurs Rock Class Play
Cast of 30 – easily adaptable up or down
Duration: around 10 minutes not including music
Ever wondered which dinosaur was the *biggest, the smallest, the most heavily armoured, the brightest, the fastest, the deadliest, the weirdest ..... Read on and find out!
Also available in Guided Reading format (see under sample text for further details)
Music 2 - We Will Rock You - Queen
(Enter Seismosaurus, Mamenchisaurus, Giganotosaurus, Spinosaurus, and Carcharodontosaurus)
(Everyone shaking in seats)
Narrator: What's happening? Is it an earthquake?
Seismosaurus: Sorry! That would be me! I'll try not to move - all 120 feet of me! They don't call me ‘earth-shaking lizard' for nothing!
Mamenchisaurus: But when you've got necks as long as us, you really don't need to move that far! My neck alone was 46 feet long!
Gigantosaurus: And I, Gigantosaurus, was the daddy of the meat-eaters! All 8,000 kilograms of me!
Carcharondontaurus: And I sure had a mean pair of ‘choppers' - no prizes for guessing where my name ‘shark-tooth lizard' came from!
Spinosaurus: Well, take a look at my jaws! I, Spinosaurus, was called spiny lizard because of these spines on my back, but nobody was going to argue with these (snapping crocodile-like jaws, open and shut)
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Meet The Dinosaurs – Guided Reading Scripts
Play 1 ‘Favourites'
Tyrannosaurus Rex (T. Rex)
Steg: Hmm. Not blindingly obvious! But then I'm not famous for my brains!
T. Rex: No. That goes for a lot of you ‘tiny headed' plant eaters!
Dippie: Nothing wrong with having a brain the size of a walnut!
Brachie: Here! Here! But what was your other name, Steg? I don't think you got round to telling us.
Steg: Er, um.
T.Rex: Let me help! It's ‘covered lizard' or ‘roof lizzard'.
Steg: Ah yes! That's it! And of course I have that name because .... Er... um..
Try: Oh come on, Steg! Try a little harder!
Steg: All right, Mister Try, Try and Try-again-ceratops!
Play 2 The Biggest!
Cecil: Whoa! Sorry everyone! That happens every time I move!
Chicken: Then please don't! It's really scary for one as small as me!
Car: Chicken! You'd better toughen up if you're gonna stick around with us big boys!
Mam: Yeah! Better be careful we don't trip over this one!
Chicken: I might be small but I could win a running race against you lot - hands down!
Cecil: Well, if it came to feet down, you'd be well and truly squashed under me! The biggest!
Mam: And without wishing to stick my neck out .... Guess what I'm most famous for?
Gig: Nothing to do with having the longest neck ever, I don't suppose?
Play 3 The Deadliest
Velociraptor (‘fast robber')
Deinonychus (‘terrible claw')
Troodon (‘wounding tooth')
Ankylosaurus (‘stiff lizard')
Allosaurus (‘strange lizard')
Albertosaurus (‘lizard of Alberta)
Deinonychus: Certainly could! Size isn't everything, you know! I probably had the deadliest reputation out of all of you!
Allosaurus: When you were hunting in packs you were unstoppable.
Deinonychus: Indeed. I was the supreme pack hunter! I had no enemies. Not surprising with a name like ‘Terrible Claw'! My very own flick knife!
Velociraptor: 12 centimetres long! What a weapon!
Deinonychus: Just brilliant for slashing and slicing!
Velociraptor: And all those sharp teeth! I had 80! Just great for ripping and tearing!
Troodon: And I had 100! Perfectly shaped for slicing through flesh! No wonder they called me ‘wounding tooth'!
Velociraptor: And we certainly made up in speed what we lacked in size. I could reach speeds of 40 miles per hour! How fast could you giants go?
Allosaurus: Er, um, around 12 miles per hour
Play 4 Head Bangers!
2-Ridge: So, I'm guessing we're not all heading for the nearest beauty pageant!
Dome-head: I'm not ashamed of my ...(pauses) slightly unusual looks!
Long-crest: Nor me! We should be proud of our crests and lumps and bumps!
Helmet-head: Right on! We've got nothing to hide ..
Trumpet-head: Not even under that helmet?!
Helmet-head: Or what about up your trumpet?
Long-crest: Huh! Nothing compared with my fog-horn!
Horn-head: And speaking of horns .... Nobody's got as many as me!
2-Ridge: You old devil! What was it they called you?
Horn-head: Horned devil from the river of death.
Play 5 Flyers and Swimmers
Pteranodon: (Sniffing) There's something very fishy going on here.
Pterodactylus: That's it! We're all - or nearly all - fish-eaters!
Mosasaurus: Though I wasn't fussy! I'd eat anything!
Elasmosaurus: You certainly had the jaws for it! I guess you just swam along with them wide open!
Quetzalcoatlus: Like my wings!
Pterodactylus: What a sight! Just like a giant glider!
Pteradon: And I wasn't far behind. I might not have been the biggest winged reptile that ever lived, but I was still pretty huge!
Quetzalcoatlus: Half my size
Pterodactylus: But still three times mine! Still, I was the best known! So I'll settle for that!