Thanksgiving Play The Conversion of Tactless Turkey
Reading Time: 5 – 10 minutes
This is a short script that can be read in the classroom or put on as a mini performance for Thanksgiving. It is about turning negative character traits into positive ones – in the case of our tactless turkey, into a more considerate individual. And breaks down the word THANKS into – T for Thanks, H for Help, A for Attitude, N for Neighbor and K for Kind.
It can be used as part of the PSHE curriculum. For other scripts that cover such themes/issues as learning to get on with one another, the importance of saying thank you, self-esteem and being happy with being yourself go to the PSHE section of my website www.plays-r-ussell.com or drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a very short play – if you’d like me to write a longer one, do let me know! I offer a write on request service.
Narrator: Good morning and
Whole cast: (Shouting) Happy Thanksgiving!
Narrator: Indeed. What a celebration! I would now like to introduce you to my five feathery friends
(Each ‘bird’ steps forward, as introduced, and takes a bow or curtsy – rest of class giving them a standing ovation)
Narrator: Feisty Pheasant!
Feisty Pheasant: (Bowing with great style) Delighted to be here!
Narrator: Clumsy Chicken!
Clumsy Chicken: (Tripping) Oops! There I go again!
Narrator: Grumpy Goose!
Grumpy Goose: (Grumbling) Huh! As if I didn’t have better things to do with my time!
Narrator: Daft Duck!
Daft Duck: You heard the joke about the ducks kept in a cardboard box? (Pauses) They all went quackers!
Narrator: And last but not least, Tactless Turkey!
Tactless Turkey: (Turning to Daft Duck) Those jokes should come with a public health warning! They get worse every time I hear them!
Narrator: And so, my friends, what does Thanksgiving mean to you?
Feisty Pheasant: Well, we see it as a time to offer
(Feisty Pheasant gives Narrator first letter – T - of word ‘Thanks’, to hold up alongside the remaining letters – H held up by Pheasant, A by Chicken, N by Goose, K by Duck and S by Turkey – spelling out THANKS – At given signal, all cast shouting out this word)
Feisty Pheasant: Thanks!
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