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Leader of the Animals Reader's Theater
Animal Fables Encourage Children To Read

Boy in drama make up King of the Animals

Reader's Theater Core Learning

Reading Comprehension

PreKinder - Second First Grade Sight Words

Language Development

Character Education

Speech Skills

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The Leader of The Animals educational skit is filled with talking animals. This educational script is play based on The King of the Animals fable.  It was adapted for first and second graders in an after-school program. The moral of the “playble” teaches what happens when we judge people based on their weaknesses instead of their strengths.   (Yes, we made up “playble”.  After all, we are referring to talking animals. We have creative license to make up words.)  

This educational play for children helps practice pre kinder, kindergarten, and first grade site words.

Short play is approximately 10 minutes long. It is also easily adaptable for a small group of 6 to a class of 24.

Recommended Actor Ages: 5 to 7    Recommended Audience Ages: 4 to 8

Run Time: Approximately 10 min.


Ram:  The goat?  Where can the goat lead us?  The goat stands around munching for hours.  Who wants a leader who is always eating?  Please, let the ram be your royal leader.

All:  (Again, they ask each other quickly as they rock from side to side.)  What do you think?  What do you think?  What do you think?

Donkey:  The ram? We cannot have such a creature for our leader.  Every time he meets one of us, he wants to fight.  But, if he meets a big animal, he is yellow.  He will run away.  No one will respect him.  Let the donkey by your royal leader.

All:  (They ask each other quickly as they rock from side to side.)  What do you think?  What do you think?  What do you think?

Rabbit:  Wh-Wh-What!  The donkey? Why why why get an animal that carries coal on its back?  What what what will they think of us?  We need a leader that can make us proud.  May the rabbit be your royal leader?