T’was The Night Before Thanksgiving
A Readers Theatre
Student 1- T’was the night before Thanksgiving and all through the nation families got ready for the big celebration.
Student 2- At our house my mom baked three kinds of pies; pecan, pumpkin, and apple surprise.
Student 3- That night we were nestled all snug in our beds, while visions of turkey legs danced in our heads.
Student 4- The very next morning- Thanksgiving- YIPPEE!!! We got up and watched the parade on TV.
Student 5- Relatives arrived from near and far, by taxi and airplane, by train and by car.
Student 6- My brother came up the basement stairs lugging the kids table and folding chairs.
Student 7- We counted and polished our best silverware, then set up two tables with patience and care.
Student 8- The turkey went in, and as more cousins came, I laughed and I shouted and called them by name.
Student 9- Hi Danny! Hi Donny! Hi Paula and Vickie!
Student 10- Hi Casey! Hi Cathy! Hi Brenda and Ricky!
Student 11- Come in from the porch. Step into the hall. Now come and play, come and play, come and play all!
Student 12- So up to my room my cousins they flew. We played with my toys and computer games too!
Student 13- We made pilgrim hats and funny shoe buckles, then put on a skit for our aunts and our uncles.
Student 14-All were assembled except uncle Norm, who called to say he was stuck in a storm.
Student 15- Meanwhile my mother was getting out yams, cranberry jelly, and honey baked hams!
Student 16- When mom wasn’t looking we stuck olives on fingers
and they were puppets and grand opera singers.
Student 17- While dinner was cooking we played dodge ball outside. Our tummies were growling, “Can we eat yet?” we cried.
Student 18- The timer then sounded! The turkey was cooked! Mom opened the oven, she sniffed and she looked.
Student 19- When what to our watering mouths should appear, but a marvelous bird which caused us to cheer!
Student 20- It’s skin- oh so golden! The drumsticks- so juicy! The
stuffing was fluffy, thanks to Aunt Lucy.
Student 21- Dad slid out the bird (it weighed 30 pounds). He turned, then he tripped over one of our hounds!
Student 22- Up in the air the turkey did fly! Over the string beans
and straight for the pie!
Student 23- My brother and I made such a clatter, as we leapt and
caught the bird on the platter !
Student 24- “All right!” said Grandpa, “Get on with the carving.
Can’t you see that these people are starving?
Student 1- Dad spoke not a word but went straight to his work. He
sliced up the turkey, then turned with a jerk!
Student 2- In front of our house, we heard beeps of a horn, a
trucker delivered none other than Norm!
Student 3- With a wink of his eye, and a twist of his head, “The
party can start! I made it!” Norm said.
Student 4- We all took our places, the food smelled so great, we
started to dig in, but dad said to wait.
Student 5- “We’re thankful that everyone is together this year. In
our home, and our hearts, where we hold you so dear”
Student 6- We ate and we ate, yet last but not least…the very next
day was a
ALL- LEFTOVERS FEAST! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!