Never underestimate your grandparents!
The plays could be performed to mark Grandparents Day.
Age group: 5-7
(Kindergarten - 1st Grade;
KS1 Year 1 - Year 2)
Run time: 10-15 minutes
Roles: 17 - 20
A big bad wolf meets Little Red Riding Hood in the forest on her way to visit her sick granny. Wolfie plans to devour Granny for lunch, but he really should listen to the woodland creatures who are trying to warn him. This is no ordinary granny: she has a secret recipe!
All characters in this play have a speaking role. There is a total of 17 characters. For extra comic effect the role of GRANNY could be performed by a boy. With the addition of extra (non-speaking) characters, the total cast could be increased to 20.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (F)
MRS RED RIDING HOOD (F)
2 ZOOKEEPERS 1
RABBIT 1: Hi, Wolfie! Would you like to share some crunchy carrots with us for lunch?
RABBIT 2: They're packed with vitamin A!
WOLFIE 2: Raw carrot? Yuk!
RABBIT 2: (Excitedly.) Ooh, it doesn't have to be raw: there's baked carrot, roasted carrot, carrot cake...
RABBIT 1: Carrot jam and carrot soup.
WOLFIE 2: Sounds horrible. Guess what I'm having for lunch: something that likes knitting and lots of cups of tea.
RABBIT 2: (Jumping on spot waving paws in air.) Is it a carrot?
WOLFIE 2: No, it's Little Red Riding Hood's Granny.
RABBIT 1: I think it'd be much safer for you to eat a carrot.
Age group: 7-8
(US 2nd Grade; UK KS2 Year 3)
Run time: 15 minutes
Roles: 17 - 21
Cast of characters same as in the above version. This version of Little Red Riding Hood's Granny is slightly longer and with words difficulty level appropriate for older age group (7-8 year olds).
WOLFIE 1: Hi, my name's Wolfie! I'm fierce, brave and cunning and my favourite food is... (Cupping hand to ear.) Quick, I think I can hear someone coming! (Crouches down).
NARRATOR 1: Little Red Riding saw some delicious wild strawberries and wandered off the path to pick them.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: I only promised not to leave the path if I saw some ordinary strawberries, but I didn't say anything about super scrumptious strawberries. Ooh, blackberries! (Places basket on floor in front of forest area, turns away from audience and applies jam around lips.)
WOLFIE 1: (Springing up.) Boo! I bet I scared you, little girl!
(Little Red Riding Hood stands and turns.)
WOLFIE 1: (Jumping back in fright pointing.) Aghh!
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: (Cleans off jam with face wipe.) No way! I'm not afraid of large squirrels. Have you lost your acorns?
WOLFIE 1: I'm not a squirrel. Guess again: I have 42 sharp teeth, terrifying claws, a super howl and I'm always hungry. (Licks lips and rubs stomach.)
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: Are you a chihuahua?
WOLFIE 1: No! Fangs, scary claws--
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: I know: you're a hamster!
WOLFIE 1: (Jumping on spot.) NO! But, running around in a wheel does look like fun... I'm a dangerous, mean, ravenous wolf. I bet you're terrified now.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: (Pauses thinking.) Er, no.
Scripts for kids aged 4-7.
Scripts for kids aged 5-8.
Scripts for kids aged 7-11
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