Plays for First Grade

  • Bestseller
    Character Matters
Character Matters
    Grades 1-5 • 25 minutes
    Welcome to the weekly meeting of the Fairy Tale Advice Council. Led by Rapunzel, a Handsome Prince, and a (recovering) Wicked Witch, the council offers help in character building to famous fold creatures. In this fun and non-preachy show, the Big Bad Wolf learns the Golden Rule, Cinderella gets help in managing her anger at her bullying stepsisters, and Jack and the Giant discover that their differences are cool.
  • Bestseller
    Character Matters II
Character Matters II
    Grades 1-5 • 30 minutes
    The Fairy Tale Advice Council is back with more character education for the starts (and villains) of folktales. This show has all the answers, as students learn through traditional tales and silly jokes (a Bad Wolf tradition) the importance of being polite, never giving up, taking care of the environment, working out differences, and the Golden Rule.
  • Bestseller
    American Symbols
American Symbols
    Grades K-4 • 15 or 25 minutes
    This play explores the origin, nature, and significance of many of the primary symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty, national flag, bald eagle, Mt. Rushmore, White House, Washington Monument, and more. In this one package you get two different musical plays for two different age groups: the first show is shorter and simpler, and the second show is a "regular" Bad Wolf show with more songs and dialogue.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Helpers
Friendly Neighborhood Helpers
    Grades K-3 • 20 minutes
    Designed especially for younger students, Friendly Neighborhood Helpers introduces students to the many helpful people in their community. Kids learn through simple songs about fire fighters, dentists, plumbers, cooks, postal workers, librarians and many more who work every day to make their neighborhood a better place to live.
  • Bad Wolf's Holiday Songs for the Classroom
Bad Wolf's Holiday Songs for the Classroom
    Grades K-2
    Who wants to teach their young students about the special days that occur during the school year? Based on many requests, the Bad Wolf guys have rushed to the rescue with this special book/CD set. It's not one play, but songs and skits for 11 school year celebrations, from Thanksgiving to Earth Day.
  • The Winter Holiday Show: A Multi-Species Celebration 
The Winter Holiday Show: A Multi-Species Celebration
    Grades 1-5 • 30 minutes
    If you teach in a public school, then you owe it to yourself, your students and their families to consider this play. Teachers frequently try to celebrate the holiday season, but it's not easy to do so without leaving someone out. "The Holiday Show" solves this problem with a true multicultural perspective seen through the eyes of the goofy animals that tell the story.
  • Bestseller
    Aesop's Fables Deluxe
Aesop's Fables Deluxe
    Grades K-3 • 5-25 minutes
    We've put together a handful of Aesop's fables into a format especially written for young students. The songs are simple and playful, encouraging students to delight in the sounds of language (phonemic awareness) while they practice basic word-building skills. This show is uniquely designed so that teachers can choose to have their kids do the entire show or merely perform any number of individual scenes/songs.
  • Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock
    Grades 1-4 • 25 minutes
    Anansi is based on a West African tale. It's the story of a very tricky spider who discovers a magic rock which he uses to steal food from all the jungle inhabitants. The last laugh is on Anansi, of course, but not before everyone has a chance to sing some fun songs about yams, dancing mangos, and Anansi's mischief.
  • Coyote Steals the Summer
Coyote Steals the Summer
    Grades K-3 • 15 minutes
    This Native American tale tells how Coyote brings summer to the worlds and earns his famous gift of trickery as a reward. Our fifteen minute musical version of this delightful story from the Crow Nation is designed especially for kindergarten through third grade.
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Grades K-3 • 15 minutes
    Specifically designed for kindergarten through third grade, this 15 minute version of the misadventures of Goldilocks is a perfect way to introduce musical theater to younger kids. The entire class sings the story, interrupted by several enthusiastic students who repeatedly try to introduce characters from other favorite children's tales.
  • Grammarosaurus
Grammarosaurus
    Grades 1-4 • 20 minutes
    The Loch Ness monster has surfaced, and it turns out she's a Grammarosaurus! Nessie and her friends, all experts on some aspects of grammar, have come out of the lake because the world is in a grammatical crises. As reporters, tourists, professors and grammar lovers converge on Loch Ness, the Grammarosauri are only too happy to explain all about capital letters, plurals, contractions, subject-verb agreement, complete sentences, and punctuation.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
    Grades 1-5 • 20 minutes
    Developed specifically for "first time" musical producers and performers, Jack has been performed successfully by all kinds of students - big kids, little kids, gifted, ESL. Teachers from kindergarten through firth grade have told us how much fun they've had putting on this musicalized version of the familiar story.
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    Tale of the Chinese Zodiac
Tale of the Chinese Zodiac
    Grades 1-6 • 30 minutes
    This fun multicultural folk tale reveals how twelve special animals got their places in the Chinese zodiac. It's long ago in ancient China and the Jade Emperor has a great idea: he'll set up a race across the river, and the first twelve animals to cross the finish line will represent the years in the Chinese zodiac.
  • Bestseller
    Biomes: Animals and Plants in Their Habitats
Biomes: Animals and Plants in Their Habitats
    Grades 1-5 • 25 minutes
    Come join this motley group of animals as they search for their own proper biome. Sure, these animal heroes are cute, but looks aren’t everything in a world of distinct and tough environments. To survive (and thus be able to sing all their catchy songs), they’ll have to learn about desert, forest, grassland, freshwater, tundra, and marine areas for which they are especially adapted.
  • Earthworms Make America Great!
Earthworms Make America Great!
    Grades K-3 • 15 minutes
    We've combined eight great songs with a bit of fun, fact-filled storytelling in this celebration of earthworms. In addition to details about the importance of our wriggling friends (aeration, soil nutrients, composting), students will meet The Little Earthworm That Could, an eight foot Australian worm, and earthworms who love to dance. Designed especially for younger students, Earthworms Make America Great! makes learning as easy as eating dirt!
  • Bestseller
    Life Cycles: How Plants and Animals Change
Life Cycles: How Plants and Animals Change
    Grades 1-4 • 25 minutes
    In Life Cycles, students reinforce their study of the reproduction, developmental stages, inherited characteristics, and variations of plants and animals with catchy songs and funny dialogue. Butterflies, frogs, and mice never sounded so good!
  • The Nutrition Show: Hansel and Gretel Eat Right!
The Nutrition Show: Hansel and Gretel Eat Right!
    Grades K-3 • 25 minutes
    Sure, there's the nasty witch (several of them!) and a house made of candy, but in this version of the classic tale Hansel and Gretel learn all about nutrition on their adventures through the forest. The brother and sister discover the benefits of exercise and good hygiene as well. This is a fun and funny show that reinforces the importance of eating well and taking care of your body.
  • The Rumpus in the Rain Forest
The Rumpus in the Rain Forest
    Grades 1-5 • 25 minutes
    A Frog in the rain forest desperately wants to get off the jungle floor and see the sky - but who will help him climb above the canopy? The Jaguar loves the jungle floor, the Sloth family keeps falling asleep, and the Howler Monkeys have gone nuts. The Rumps in the Rain Forest gives students a musical tour of the various levels of the jungle and reinforces the importance of the rain forests in fun fashion.
  • Bestseller
    Vacation on Mars
Vacation on Mars
    Grades 1-5 • 25 minutes
    Dad has promised the kids a trip to Mars, but the Bargain Basement Tour company doesn't quite have it all together. Instead the family (including Gus, the dog) all end up touring the entire solar system! The sun (always a star) holds center stage, but the moon and all the planets get in on the action. So cinch up your asteroid belt and come along!
  • The Weather Show
The Weather Show
    Grades 1-4 • 20 minutes
    Dr. Emma loves to measure weather - (rumor has it that she owns 74 weather vanes). The Weather Show is the tale of Emma's exciting adventure through weather of every sort in search of a very special barometer. She learns the significance of the water cycle, how weather makes the earth habitable, and how the elements of weather are all connected.