The boy who grows the finest plant will be emperor, but Jun’s seed does not sprout. (from China)
Reader's Theater (Readers Theater or Readers Theatre) Play Scripts for Kids FREE!
Our collection of Readers Theater Play Scripts for Kids and the Classroom come from our award-winning Stories for Kids. Readers Theater is a way to build reading fluency, student engagement and confidence in both reading and speaking. We offer Readers Theater Playscripts at every grade level for free.
Audun risks the wrath of one king by favoring another. (from Iceland)
7 roles + narrator. A Legend Story about a boy who saves a community from a Tsunami in Japan.
Susu’s magic mirror reveals the truth about her stepmother.
Two young princes escape danger at the palace, & find more in the desert.
The animals want their own house in the woods- but what of a wolf? 8 roles + narrator. A play about cooperation from Norway.
A maiden must figure out how to fit a full pumpkin into a tiny-necked jar.
A scar-faced youngest of three daughters seeks a warrior’s heart. (Native American)
Three maiden try to rescue a nobleman’s son who had vanished.
The sun goes dark for three years, and the animals go in search of it.
To save a prince, a maiden must give up what is most valuable to her.
A girl is transformed into a fish to seek the lost crown of a queen-fish.
When Mama Lion kidnaps 2 ostrich chicks, who will dare object? (from Africa)
A man falls down an elephant pit and finds company already there. (Tibet)
Flatterers divert the Prince from the truth about his enormous nose. (from France)
How to take their donkey to market? Everyone weighs in. (from Cambodia)
7 roles + narrator
Two fairies bet on whether a womanizing prince will stay true. (from France)
Who is in the hare’s cave? A big voice! (from Africa)
7 roles + narrator
Three brothers embark on a quest to serve their King. (from Norway)
Natasha is sent to the forest, and to the witch Baba Yaga. (from Russia)
Stories to Grow by presents Whootie Owl’s award-winning collection of Reader's Theater Play Scripts for Kids. These Playscripts (also known as Readers Theater or Reader's Theatre) are scripts that have been adapted from Stories to Grow by award-winning collection of Short Stories for Kids: Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Legends from all over the world!
Reader's Theater is a wonderful form for building fluency, comprehension, and confidence in the classroom! It is an oral reading of a "Script" without the need for costumes, props or even a stage. It encourages student interaction and engagement and with our Reader's Theater Scripts they learn a Moral Lesson as well! Our playscripts are perfect for a Drama performance as well and include FREE Performance Notes. Each Reader's Theater Piece has been well crafted from our award-winning short stories; they include such Themes as Kindness, Gratitude, Friendship, Love and Courage to name a few. Enjoy our Reader's Theater Scripts at home or in the classroom and leave a lasting impression on the little ones in your life.
Our Play Scripts are multi-cultural, kid-tested and all contain positive moral messages. They are meant to Motivate & Inspire Children while leaving a lasting impression! Readers Theater is a wonderful way to engage learners with varying learning styles while teaching fluency, comprehension skills and having fun at the same time! It has been proven to be a successful reading strategy. Our scripts are funny and inspiring too. So share a Storytelling experience today that will last a lifetime!
What does Kid-tested mean? Kid-tested and approved means they were edited until they were loved by our kid-testers. When kids love what they are reading, they internalize the stories. Since all of our Stories and Readers Theater Play Scripts have positive messages, that’s exactly the point! We guarantee that kids will love our Stories & Scripts and so will you!