Wanted to Say (R = 3.1)

publication date: Jun 3, 2011
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author/source: Carol Montgomery
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Mother's Day Father's Day Wanted to SayHere are a few words our parents OR grandparents may have wanted to say, but never did--or never could.  The guys represent the voices of fathers, the girls represent the voices of mothers, and the two groups reading together in high voices represent the voices of the children in this free choral Readers Theater script

Although this script, "Wanted to Say" is upbeat, it also teaches the character quality of forgiveness.  NOTE:  This script has the potential of touching hearts deeply.  You'll love the full page of annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans
--especially for Father's Day, Grandparents Day, end of the year, or character building lessons

TIME:  a little over 3 minutes   CAST:  3+   TONE:  upbeat, yet serious   READABILITY:  grade 3.1   

Here is most of this free choral Readers Theater script (minus the last page with the light-hearted ending):

Wanted to Say
A Choral Readers Theater
By Carol Montgomery ©2011


Narrator:  Here are a few words our parents OR grandparents may have wanted to say, but never did--or never could.  The guys represent the voices of fathers, the girls represent the voices of mothers, and the two groups reading together represent the voices of the children.

Fathers:  Enjoy life!

Mothers:  And vegetables!

Children:  (high voices)  Okay.

Mothers:    Sing!

Fathers:  Whistle!

Children:  (high voices)  Teach me?

Fathers:  Sure!

Mothers:  Stop to study a flower...a tree...or a rock.

Fathers:  Watch ants.  They’ll teach you something.

Children:  (high voices) What?

Mothers:  Working hard.

Fathers:  And saving...which reminds me...

Children:  (high voices) Yes?

Fathers:  Save your money and fight debt!

Children:  (high voices) What’s debt?

Mothers:  Owing money to someone.

Children: (high voices) I see.

Fathers:  It’s like being a slave.

Children:  (high voices)  Oh, no!

Mothers:  You’ll be fine, Honey.

Fathers:  Just take care of your money... AND your body.

Children:  (high voices)  Okay.

Mothers:  And, be nice to your brother, sister, friend, bus driver....

Fathers:  And the police.  They’re your friends.

Children:  (high voices)  I’ll try.

Fathers:  Respect everyone.

Children:  (high voices)  Even the bully?

Mothers:  Bullies are just hurting inside.

Fathers:  Tell them what you know is right.  And, get help.

Mothers:  We’re here for you.

Children:  (high voices)  I know.

Fathers:  (smiling)  Smile!

Mothers:  (smiling)  Your smile is a gift.

Children:  (smiling)  Then, I’ll smile more!

Fathers:  Love others--a lot!

Mothers:  But remember, words can hurt.

Children:  (sad)  I know.

Fathers:  Even my words have hurt you.  I’m so sorry.

Mothers:  And, I was wrong to yell at you.   Will you forgive me?

Children:  (high voices)  Yes, I forgive you.

Fathers:  Will you forgive me, too?

Children:  (high voices)  Yes, I forgive you, too.

Fathers:  I LOVE you--really.

Mothers:  I love you, too.

Children:  (high voices) You do?

Fathers:  Yes, I really love you.

Mothers:  And, I will always love you.

Children:  (high voices)  That makes me happy!

Fathers:  No matter what anyone has said, you’re NOT a failure!

Mothers:  You’re important!  Your feelings are important, too.

Fathers:  And, you’re a beautiful treasure.

Mothers:  You have an unlimited future.

Fathers:  You’ll go far.

Children: (high voices)  Wow!  (continued to the light-hearted end...)

***Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of this free choral Readers Theater character-building and self-esteem building script, "Wanted to Say."

Download the PDF "Wanted to Say," a free choral Readers Theater script for end of the year, Father's Day, Grandparents Day, or character-building lessons.






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