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Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades

Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
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Nursery Rhymes Class Play for Lower Grades
Cast Size: 25 easily adjusted up or down (Class teacher taking role of Narrator)
Duration: Around 5 – 10 minutes
This class play is based on 10 nursery rhymes and, as explained in the production notes, can be seen as a template - adding or replacing rhymes as you see fit.
There is a longer class play available (around 15 - 20 minutes) which has a choice of 20 nursery rhymes - this one is called Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended Version - and this could also be used by higher grades or used as a combined production, between Lower and Upper grades - i.e. as a collaborative piece. Please note: the first half of the extended assembly uses the original 10 rhyme script i.e. just adds on.
Sample Text:
Narrator: What is that noise?
(Enter cat playing fiddle, followed by cow holding moon; dog; and dish holding a spoon)
(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)
Hey Diddle Diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away
With the spoon.
(Exit cat, cow, dog and dish)
(Everyone uncovers their ears)
Narrator: Oh thank goodness for that. I mean, don’t get me wrong – we all like a little music … but not quite like that!
(Enter Little Miss Muffet)
(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
(Enter Spider)
There came a big spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
(Exit Little Miss Muffet and Spider)
Narrator: (Cowering behind children) Has it gone? Is it safe to come out yet?
Whole cast: (Sighing) Yes. The spider’s gone, Miss!
(Narrator returns to her former place)
Narrator: Huh! Well, that’s fine then. (Pauses) Not that I was ever scared of that wee spider! Nah – just acting along with Miss Muffet there!
(Whole cast look at each other, shaking heads)
Narrator: (Coughing) Any how! Moving on.
(Enter Old Mother Hubbard and her dog)
Narrator: Ah! A dear old lady and her wee doggie.
(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)
Old Mother Hubbard
She went to the cupboard
To fetch her poor dog a bone,
But when she got there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.
(Collective sympathetic sigh from the Cast)
Narrator: Oh dear! Oh we can’t have that!
(Narrator rummages around in her handbag and comes up with a bone)
(Narrator holds up bone to dog which bounds over to Narrator in delight, barking happily, jumping up and down, and trying to lick her face)

For comprehensive collection of Literacy plays written by Sue Russell visit www.plays-r-ussell.com
Coming up soon – a class play on the origins of Nursery Rhymes; plus a set of truly alternative texts - same style as alternative Fairy Tale and Shakespeare scripts!
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