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Fecha: 19 de abril de 2013

A Gift for Mama: A Mother’s Day Play

By Elaine Gallagher          PLAY TITLE A Gift for Mama (A play for Mother’s Day). Level of English: A-1 / A-2. SPECIFIC VOCABULARY: family, purse, love, dog,boy, […]

Elaine Gallagher 10 cegBy Elaine Gallagher         

PLAY TITLE A Gift for Mama (A play for Mother’s Day). Level of English: A-1 / A-2.

SPECIFIC VOCABULARY: family, purse, love, dog,boy, girl, sister, brother, gift, three, mother, surprise

TEACHER:

  1. Practice the «th» sound: three, mother, Samantha, brother.
  2. Narrators can READ their lines from a small card, if necessary.

SETTING: A living room in a home of the characters; outside the home in the garden.

CHARACTERS: 5 Narrators, Samantha, Timothy, Mother, Junior (a German Shepherd dog). A Chorus (the rest of the students in the class)

THE PLAY

 

NARRATOR 1: It is two weeks before Mother’s Day. Samantha and Tim, her brother, are talking with each other.

SAMANTHA: Mother’s Day will be in two weeks, Tim. What gift can we give to Mother?

TIM: I don’t  know . Let’s  ask Junior.   Hey, Junior, what would Mama like for a gift?

JUNIOR: WOOF, WOOF, WOOF….

SAMANTHA: You are so silly. Dogs don’t talk.

CHORUS: Dogs don’t talk.

TIM: Yes, they do.  Junior, what did you say? Tell me again.

JUNIOR: WOOF, WOOF, WOOF….

TIM: See, Samantha…Junior spoke……in dog talk.

SAMANTHA: Yes, but what does it mean?

                            Let’s go ask Mama what she wants for a Mother’s Day gift..

 BOTH CHILDREN: MAMA!  MAMA!

CHORUS: MAMA! MAMA!

                    (Mother walks quickly into the room.)

MOTHER: Is something wrong, Samantha and Timothy?

BOTH CHILDREN: We want to know what gift you want for Mother’s Day. 

MOTHER: Hmmm………Let me think for a minute. Hmmmmm……

                     I know what I would like!

BOTH CHILDREN: What? Tell us, please!

CHORUS: Tell us, please!

MOTHER: I would love something that you make with your own hands. 

SAMANTHA: But, like what, Mama.  Give us an idea.

MOTHER: No, you need to decide for yourselves. I like surprises.

NARRATOR 2: Samantha and Tim went outside to sit with Junior and to think.

BOTH CHILDREN: What can we make?  What can we make?”

JUNIOR: WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!

NARRATOR 3: The two children, with their dog, Junior, sat, and sat, and thought, and thought.

SAMANTHA: I have a great idea, Tim!

TIM: What is it ?

CHORUS:  Yes, Tim, Tell us. Tell us!

SAMANTHA: Why don’t we make Mama a cute little purse out of paper?

TIM: What will she do with a paper purse?  That’s a silly idea!

SAMANTHA: It will not be just an ordinary purse.  It will be a special purse with a special note inside.

TIM: What kind of a note?

SAMANTHA: A note with the best words a mother wants to hear.

TIM: Mama said that anything made with love is a great gift.

SAMANTHA: We’ll make a paper purse, and put a note inside that we write with gold or silver ink.

TIM: How do we make the purse?

SAMANTHA: I’ll show you. It’s just like making an envelope.

TIM: What will we write on the note?

SAMANTHA: The nicest three words in English…..

TIM: What words?

SAMANTHA: I LOVE YOU.

CHORUS: (softly) I OVE YOU. I OVE YOU.

JUNIOR: WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!

TIM: Did you listen, Samantha? Junior just barked «I LOVE YOU.»

NARRATOR 4: Tim and Samantha worked quietly. When they were done making the purse, they took a pen with gold ink, and two pieces of paper that they cut into two heart shapes. On one heart Samantha wrote: «I LOVE YOU, MAMA, Love, Samantha”. On the other heart Tim wrote: “I LOVE YOU MAMA, Love, Tim.”

SAMANTHA: Let’s put these away until Mother’s Day, Tim.

TIM: O.K. Samantha.

NARRATOR 5: The two weeks flew quickly. On Mother’s Day, Mother received the little paper purse her children made… She was so happy when she saw the two notes inside.

MOTHER: I love you, too, Samantha and Tim. This is the best gift I could ever receive!

CHORUS: This is the best gift I could ever receive!

JUNIOR: WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!                       I LOVE YOU ALL!

TIM:  See….I told you Junior could talk!

EVERYONE: (LAUGHING…)

                                                           THE END

 

 

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