A skit is a short story that can be performed by your children in the informal classroom setting. The most popular formats for skits are musical, comedies or tragedies. It will be entertaining and educational for your students to learn about a story, rehearse a part, and act as a character during a school skit. Skits or plays that are performed by your students in school will not only teach them about the importance of theater and the arts, but valuable lessons associated with the stories they perform as well.
A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream
In this shorter version of Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” your students are introduced to the genius of William Shakespeare by reading and acting out this fun skit. A total of 23 kids can be used to retell this easy-to-read and understand version of the original adventure story. The purpose of this skit is not to replace the original, but to be used as a precursor to benefit younger readers before tackling the original version.
Thomas Edison, The Practical Inventor
The Practical Inventor is an educational school skit which describes the history of Thomas Edison. One student reads the part of the narrator, while the remaining six students reenact the story of Thomas Edison as he invented of the light bulb, the phonograph, and the moving picture. Your children will find out about the importance of getting a good education and learning in school through this short story.
This exciting school skit idea captures what it is like to participate in a high school basketball game. Four to 28 readers are able to partake in this short story and the script is formatted to allow as few or as many readers as your class permits. All of the sights, sounds, and action experienced during a real basketball game are written into this skit. A special treat associated with this school script is the use of onomatopoeia words which are used in the rhyming text.
April Fool’s Day
No one truly knows the complete history behind the creation of April Fool’s Day, which has been around at least 500 years. This exciting school skit will engage your students by sparking curiosity and attempting to explain the origins of this peculiar ‘holiday.’ This skit is more for entertainment purposes than historical fact, but nevertheless, your children will still enjoy acting out this short story as it suggests varying explanations for the development of April Fool’s Day.