‘This Land is For Sharing’, ‘Do You Know What’s Good For You?,’ and ‘The First Christmas’ are three entertaining plays written for children to perform in front of small or large audiences. Production notes accompany each play to help teachers make decisions about costumes, props and stage sets. Each play has been cleverly written to incorporate popular songs and humour, to teach children important values and to allow for maximum participation.
Play 1 This Land is For Sharing Theme:
Sharing Our Environment Based on the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, this play has an Australian theme. Three kangaroos want to cross a bridge to eat the grass on the other side. Bunyip has other ideas and tries to stop them. This nearly ends in disaster until a swaggie convinces Bunyip that they can all share the grass.
Play 2 Do You Know What’s Good For You? Theme:
Making Healthy Choices This play is about Little Dude learning about the benefits of eating fruit and vegetables from his Granny. He also learns why some foods are best left alone. Play 3 The First Christmas Page 38 Theme: Origin of Christmas This is the traditional story of the first Christmas, told in rhyme and ending with a nativity tableau.