The Elves and the Shoemaker: A Play for Kids
It's showtime! Get your friends together and have a blast performing this lighthearted play written especially for elementary aged kids. This book includes the script, prop and costume suggestions, three simple songs, and even some warm up exercises. For approximately 10 - 25 actors.
A shoemaker is struggling to support his family. One morning he wakes up and finds that someone has taken his pieces of leather and made them into a wonderful pair of shoes. The shoes are sold for a large sum of money. New shoes appear the next morning, and the next! The family stays awakes the following night and discovers that the shoes are being made by elves! The family decides to reward the elves by making them new clothes.
Fiction/Drama/Musical/Humor Ages 7+
"... The author seems to have a special talent for writing plays for elementary kids. What I love about her books is her attention to detail. Each and every aspect of the play starting from the backdrop, setting, costumes, cast, narrator, songs, music, and a host of other things that are required on the stage, are all explained in great detail. I can almost visualize the scenes playing in front of my eyes. I love the simplicity of the conversation between the characters. I can only imagine how easy it’ll be for the children to memorize the script."
-Anjali, Goodreads Review
"This is a great little play for kids! It was well set out, with information like helpful things for kids to think of when performing, ideas on adapting the cast, notes on scenery, props and costumes, songs that can be sung during the performance, and a range of warm-up acting exercises. The play would be best aimed at kids in approximately grades 3-6, although could be adapted for younger kids. The lines are not too long so kids should be able to memorise them reasonably easily, and working on props and scenery and costumes would be great extension activities in the classroom."
-Eileen, Amazon Reviewer
To read an excerpt from The Elves and the Shoemaker: A Play for Kids, click here.