10 Holiday Plays
For 4th, 5th & 6th Graders
Christopher Columbus and His Discovery of America
(Columbus Day, October 12th)
Christopher Columbus tried to persuade Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to
grant him three ships, cargo and a crew to find a new trade route to the Indies.
Queen Isabella finally agreed, but the long journey took a toll on Columbusí
crew. If land wasnít spotted soon, the trip may have resulted in mutiny.
The Gourmet Thanksgiving
A mother and her children have the idea of asking each of the guests coming for
Thanksgiving dinner to bring a cover dish of their own to help contribute. The
motherís sisters however, take it upon themselves to make some outlandish
requests as to what each guest should bring. In the end the guests bring what
ever they wanted, making for a very memorable Thanksgiving.
The Magic of Christmas
A contest as to who can show the most Christmas spirit over a three day time
period has the school children bickering and fighting with each other. It isnít
until a heavy snowstorm which traps the children in the school building
overnight when they are shown the true meaning of Christmas.
Ground-hog Day Dilemma
(Ground-hog Day, February 2nd)
Students find themselves in way too deep as they play around with the idea of
holding a ground hog event at their school. The school principal finds out about
it and loves the idea, as he is a big groundhog day fan and enthusiast. The
students are reluctant to tell the principal that they donít want to go through
with such an event and that the idea was just a though in jest. The principal
however, is determined for this event to take place for the entire school and
community. He will not take no for an answer. The studentís major dilemma is the
fact that they donít have a groundhog to hold the event and they have to
improvise their creativity to pull it off.
Presidentís Weekend in Doubt
(Presidentís Day, February 18th)
Former presidents, first ladies and others reconvene for a special session in
Philadelphia to figure out what to do about a problem that has come up about the
nationís four day Presidentís Day weekend. It seems that the nationís Department
of Education wants to do away with the four day weekend. Therefore, the Friday
and Monday surrounding that weekend in February will no longer be off for anyone
in the country. The presidentís are especially concerned over this matter simply
because they donít want to have to go to work. After all, it is Presidentís Day
On the Way to the Saint Patrickís Day Parade
(St. Patrickís Day, March 17th)
A county freeholder running in the upcoming election has chartered some buses to
take the local townís people to the big annual Saint Patrickís Day parade a few
miles away. He has invited anyone interested to come. And considering the
traffic problems people face every year on this day, families have taken him up
on it. The problem occurs on the way to the parade. The bus stops at a traffic
light and the overly cautious bus driver refuses to drive onward. The green
arrow indicating a left turn on the traffic light has burned out. It is against
regulations and bus company policy to move the bus whenever this situation
occurs. Everyone on that particular bus misses the parade.
The Foolishness of Mr. Parks
(April Foolís Day, April 1st)
An elementary school teacher dreads the thought of having to go to school on
April Foolís Day. Tired of the tricks and gags from years past, the teacher Mr.
Parks, has a desire to get through the day as quietly, quickly and painlessly as
he can. Unfortunately for him, every year the teachers choose one of their own
to play gags on all day. And this year, Mr. Parks has been chosen as, ďThis
Yearís Fool.Ē The day that he has planned for himself is hardly the day that
unfolds before him.
A Book About Arbor Day
(Arbor Day, April 22nd)
A mother and daughter begin discussing Arbor Day and the history behind this
celebrated traditional holiday. They begin reading a book together on the
subject while the characters in the story come to life telling the history and
importance of nature, our environment, trees and the celebration of Arbor Day.
An Hour in the Military
(Armed Forces Day, May 17th)
A school teacher asks some military personnel from the local recruiting office
to come speak to the class about the military and military life. Unfortunately
for the students, the day the military personnel arrive is the same day that the
teacher is late. For one hour, the students learn firsthand what it is like to
be in the military.
The Flag Factory Weekenders
(Flag Day, June 14th)
A group of frustrated flag manufacturing employees invent a plan to close the
manufacturing plant and go on a wild adventure together for the weekend. While
the boss, Mr. Stripe, is expecting to see hundreds of new flags made upon his
return from a business trip, he is surprised to hear that his employees were
busy camping, visiting the mountains and playing on the beach. In the end, the
employeeís jobs are saved as they stretch the truth and give a very good reason
as to why they closed the plant and went to those places over flag day.
Ten great stories that children will remember and enjoy for many years to come.