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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Short Christmas Play for Junior School Children

A couple of years ago, my daughter's school had special assemblies in early December and junior and middle school classes were asked to perform short christmas plays of 5 minutes duration or so. I wrote this for her class. It was chosen as the one both teachers and children liked the most!

I'm told kids christmas plays are in demand this season. If you are in need of one, please feel free to change names, edit, print or whatever. 'Tis the season to share freely--Merry Christmas!
CAST:
Storyteller 1
Storyteller 2
Storyteller 3
Storyteller 4
Mrs Ghosh
Miss Sikka
Girls in class (5)
Girls in Assembly (10)

SCENE ONE: IN CLASS V B

Storyteller 1:
It was three days before Christmas
When Mrs Ghosh told her class—

Mrs. Ghosh:
I want each of you to write what Christmas means to you—in one word!

Storyteller 2:
We all sat and thought—
Ayushi chewed her pen in half
Vitsy ate her nails—all 10 of them!
Bhageshwaree kept writing and scratching
Anupurba held her head and cried
Trisha doodled little flowers and stars
And so it went, until the bell rang
And Mrs. Ghosh took our papers away.


SCENE TWO: AT ASSEMBLY

Storyteller 3:
At assembly, the next day
There was a big bowl of little chits
On a table in front of Miss Sikka’s chair


Storyteller 4:
After the school song was sung, Miss Sikka said:

Miss Sikka:
Let’s see what Christmas means to Class V (she takes out chit after chit and reads the words aloud. After each word, she looks up disappointedly)
PRESENTS
TOYS
CHRISTMAS TREE

Girl 1:
(whispering and nudging her friend) Is that one word?

Miss Sikka:
SANTA CLAUS


Girl 2:
(to girl 1) I’m sure that’s two words!

Miss Sikka:
COLD
SNOW

Girl 3:
(to her friend) Snow?! In Calcutta? (they both giggle)

Miss Sikka:
CARROLS
SAUSAGES

Girls 4-7:
(Looking blankly at each other) HUH? YECH!

Miss Sikka:
REINDEER


Girl 8:
(To girl 9) Has anybody here ever seen a reindeer?

Miss Sikka:
SLEDGE

Girl 9:
(to girl 10) I wish I had one!

Miss Sikka:
ELVES!

Girl 10:
(to Girl 9) I wish I had one!

Miss Sikka:
JINGLE BELLS

Girl 1:
That’s definitely two words!

Storyteller 1:
Miss Sikka sighed loudly. I swear, I could hear her sigh in the last row. It chilled my bones and made me sad.

Miss Sikka:
Is that all Christmas means to you?
I’m so sorry for you, then

Storyteller 2:
Shy little Sreemoyee—who never talks in class—raised her hand!

Miss Sikka:
Yes dear? You want to say something?

Girl 7:
(Shyly and softly) Love


Girl 5:
INNOCENCE

Girl 8:
KINDNESS

Girl 3:
GIVING

Girl 4:
JESUS

Girl 1:
PEACE

Girl 2:
GOODWILL

Girl 6:
HAPPINESS

Girl 10:
HOPE

Girl 9:
BEING GOOD?

Girl 1:
(to Girl 2) I know that’s two words

Girl 2:
(to Girl 1, smiling happily) SO WHAT?

Storyteller 3:
Miss Sikka sighed again, but this time, it was a happy sigh

Storyteller 4:
Her eyes smiled at us brightly over her glasses, and she said—

Miss Sikka:
I knew my girls would never forget the real meaning of Christmas!
Have a very Merry Christmas, my children, and a Happy New Year

All the girls:
MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



Picture from:
http://darlenesanguenza.com/images/christmas_vectors/xmas_carolers.jpg

clipart credits are on the images

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