Free Readers’ Theater PDFs

These free Readers’ Theater printables and educational resources mostly open right here, and one is a link to a store. Children enjoy reading plays for fluency practice so much more with a special part, name tag, and sometimes a mask. Click here to visit Masketeers to find printable masks to help produce plays easily (affiliate link for masks). The plays below are free.

Free gentle version of the Chicken Little story, free on this blog


Carnival of the Animals


Free printable play for the Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting (opens here)

free readers' theater Summer of Riley script

Free readers’ theater script for The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman, opens here

free Reader's Theater script for The Whipping Boy

 FREE Three Billy Goats Gruff play (opens here)


The Little Red Hen play opens right here, and is for educational use, of course.

free Little-Red-Hen-readers-theater-play

The 4 Little Pigs is a variation of the Three Little Pigs, and here is a FREE play for your class. (opens here)

free 4 little pigs reading play

Free play The Alphabet Family has a Healthy Thanksgiving printable.  Opens here, and also please find the editable cast Word Document at this link.

free play alphabet-Family-has-a-healthy-Thanksgiving

Free Thanksgiving Day Play (opens here) and please also see the blog post with more information about the book upon which it is based, as well as the editable version.


Free reading play for the Moorchild by Eloise McGraw.  This was written with the help of a student–credit given in script. Grades 4 and up.


free readers' theater play scripts

Some of the art on these printables is from Ian Nicholls who the artist of the Masketeers web site. His art is very helpful in education, as you will see on the subject area and resources pages on this site. See how versatile MASKETEERS art can be from being used as masks as on their web site, to being helpful in the making of educational printables. Click here to visit Masketeers.

printable masks for children

You might also like the Carnival of the Animals music appreciation activity in English or Spanish, free 33 page PDF.

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